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 two day residential training Programme for Trade Union women members was held on the 19th and 20th on June 2013 in Colombo. The training programme was on Trade Unions, Women Worker Rights and Skills.
Women and Media Collective participated in the protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) on the 15th of May 2013. Participants included several political parties, trade unions including Health Services Trade Unions Alliance, various civil society actors including women’s organizations and also the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA).
Joining the Dots is a research that explores the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and BPFA. The research was carried out in 6 countries in the Asia Pacific region, Fiji, Aceh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan by Asia Pacific Women’s Watch, JERA International, Australia and the Women … Continue reading Joining the Dots – Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas
This year, Sri Lankan Trade Unions highlighted the Rights of Women Workers as part of the issues that were raised in the workers’ rallies on May 1st. A number of Trade Union women members were raising banners and placards focusing on women workers’ rights in Sri Lanka, including members of the Government Nursing Officer’s Association … Continue reading May Day 2013 – Trade Unions highlight the rights of women workers
This year, Sri Lankan Trade Unions are planning to highlight the Rights of Women Workers as part of the issues that will be raised in the workers’ rallies on May 1st. A number of Trade Union women members will be raising banners and placards focusing on women workers’ rights in Sri Lanka. Image from https://www.srilankaguardian.org
Who we are This project understands the concept of women, peace and security in the larger gender equality framework, which includes, UNSC Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the MDGs. It is also … Continue reading Women Claiming Rights
A consultation hosted by WMC with the theme “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?” was held on the 4th of April 2013 at Hotel Renuka in Colombo 03. The primary focus was to share the preliminary findings of the research that WMC conducted with Returnee Migrant women workers in … Continue reading Consultation: “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?”
International Women’s Day 2013 was celebrated in Colombo on the 8th of March under the theme of “A promise is a promise: time for action to end violence against women”. A parade from Nugegoda Weli Park to the Ananda Samarakoon Open Air Theater in Nugegoda consisted of activists, street drama, cyclists, skaters, viridu singers, etc. … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2013
Building upon past initiatives, Women and Media Collective (WMC) intends to consolidate its work on increasing women’s political representation in Local Government Authorities by working with women members of 20 selected trade unions. One of the main objectives of the programme will be to enhance the capacities of trade union women by establishing a network … Continue reading Preliminary Meeting with Trade Union Leaders in Sri Lanka