On the 26th of April 2006 WMC issued a Media Statement with 65 women’s signatures as a response to the ban on women working in NGOs in the North and the East. The same Statement with signatures was sent to the President, District Secretary in Amparai and Batticaloa and the LTTE leaders in the North … Continue reading Media Release – “Defend Women’s Right to Work”
A banner campaign for the Vesak month was launched by the SLWPD, demanding an end to the war. All the slogans used were related to Buddhism, and 36 banners were designed in Sinhala. These banners were displayed near pandols (the lighted structure used for Vesak), famous temples and at major roundabouts in Colombo, Anuradhapura, Katunayake, … Continue reading Vesak Banner Campaign
Twelve 15 second Radio Spot Advertisements, in Sinhala, English and Tamil were aired on Sirasa FM, Yes FM, Y-FM and Shakthi FM on the 22nd of February, 2006. The following message was aired through this advertisement: “The Ceasefire agreement is four years old.No more war!Let’s strengthen the ceasefirePeace – not warLife – not deathThis is the … Continue reading Radio Spot Advertisements to commemorate 4th Year of CFA
A 30 second animated TV advertisement was aired in all three languages on the 22nd and 23rd February 2006, requesting that the CFA be protected. This advertisement was aired on Sirasa TV, MTV, Shakti TV and Swarnavahini.
The SLWPD held a peace vigil on 20th February 2006 at 1.30 am on the Negombo Road at the turn off to the Katunayake Airport. The demonstrators showed their strong support for peace in Sri Lanka, to the Government and LTTE delegations that were leaving to Geneva for the Peace Talks. More than 200 women … Continue reading Katunayake Peace Vigil
On 23rd January 2006, the Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD) held its second peace vigil at the Vavuniya Town, to coincide with Norwegian Facilitator Erik Solheim’s visit to Jaffna. However, due to security reasons which came up as a result of a major attack at Adampan on Saturday 21st January, they were … Continue reading Peace Vigil to coincide with Norwegian Facilitator’s visit to Jaffna
In December 2005, the Sri Lankan Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD), a group of women’s organizations facilitate by the Women and Media Collective launched a peace campaign on the theme “Life not Death; Peace not War,” demanding that the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE resume negotiations and call for an end to … Continue reading Peace Campaign – “Life not Death; Peace Not War”
WMC organized a workshop on Rexamining the concept of Head of households on the 25th July 2005 at the CENWOR auditorium. The following issues were discussed at the meeting by a panel of experts. A Rights Based Framework for Examining the Concept of Head of Household, Land Rights and Head of Household, Census and the … Continue reading Head of Household Meeting