We at Women and Media Collective (WMC) are deeply saddened at the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, a leading human rights activist in Sri Lanka who was one of the founding members of our organization and an Honorary Director. She passed away on the 9th of September 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rest in Peace Sunila. … Continue reading WMC mourns the demise of Sunila Abeysekera
Women and Media Collective is deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Pearl Stephen, Founder and Director of Women’s Development Centre (WDC), Kandy. She has been working tirelessly for the past three decades for the welfare of women and girls, especially to end violence against women. The first shelter in Kandy for women victims of … Continue reading WMC condoles demise of Pearl Stephen
A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of … Continue reading Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse
WMC has issued a media statement on the recent spate of incidents of violence against women and children. We urge state institutions such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Child Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Child Protection Authority and the Department of Police to act immediately to stop this wave of violence against women and children. … Continue reading Media Statement on the Incidence of Sexual Violence against Women and Children
In lieu of the 16 Days Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence, WMC launched an online campaign at http://srilanka16days.wordpress.com/ using social networking and blogging as a platform for raising awareness. The campaign was held from the 25th of November to the 10th of December. Some of the blog posts from the campaign were republished in mainstream media. … Continue reading 16 Days Online Campaign – 2011
This research is currently ongoing. While it is still too early to determine the outcome or impact of this research, it must be noted that there is online casino already an element of awareness raising no issues relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI) in the process of conducting the interviews.
WMC held a press conference on the 17th of August 2011 in order to discuss the issue of “Grease Devils” which spread fear among women all over the country for several months and subjected them to a great deal of abuse. It was attended by a group of women including those from the Eastern province, … Continue reading Press Conference on the issue of “Grease Devils”
In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which falls on the 25th of November, the GBV Forum launched a 16 day campaign (25th November to 10th December) to end violence against women. A billboard campaign was initiated this year as well, with the GBV Forum’s 2009 theme of “WE CAN … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism