Videos

Consolidated Submissions on Proposed Constitutional Provisions by Women’s Groups and Networks

Click here to read the consolidated submissions on proposed constitutional provisions by women’s groups. Download the document...

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IWD 2016: Strengthening and Protecting the rights of women in Sri Lanka through the new constitution

IWD 2016: Strengthening and Protecting the rights of women in Sri Lanka through the new constitution

The struggle for supporting and strengthening women’s human rights in the political, social and economical spheres is far from over. In Sri Lanka for instance various forms of discrimination and violence against women in private and public life continues to undermine the gains made in achieving relatively high social development indicators for women and girls....

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Video: Global Day of Action to Safe and Legal Abortion

This September 28th, 2015 on the Global Day of Action to Safe and Legal Abortion, Women and Media Collective raises awareness on the negative impacts of myths surrounding abortion in Sri Lanka. ‪#‎BustTheMyths‬ Fight ‪#‎AbortionStigma‬ & Discrimination! Learn more:...

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VAW Demonstration: September 18th, 2015

VAW Demonstration: September 18th, 2015

VAW demonstration: September 18th, 2015 On Friday the 18th of September members of Women and Media Collective were part of thousands that joined in protests demanding justice for the victims of sexual violence and murder across the island. Over the past few months there have been a number of incidents of violence against women and...

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Press Conference: Ensuring a 30% increase for women at Local Government

Press Conference: Ensuring a 30% increase for women at Local Government

Women and Media Collective held a press briefing on the 8th of September 2015 to demand for a 30% increase in women’s political representation at Local Government. Compared with the rest of South Asia, Sri Lanka is in an unfortunate position when considering women’s representation in politics. Local Government is the first step in entering...

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Film: Determining Futures, women in Trade Unions in Sri Lanka

Film: Determining Futures, women in Trade Unions in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Trade Union women leaders are a driving force in the lives of working women due to the constant trials and struggles encountered in the workplace. Marred by gender discrimination and sometimes violence women in the past have had to step forward and speak up for their rights. This led to the emergence of...

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Film: Don’t think of me as a woman, an election story from the margins

Film: Don’t think of me as a woman, an election story from the margins

This film documents the electoral struggle of Aynoon Beebi, a 39-year old Muslim woman from Kinniya, in Trincomalee, at the 2011 local government elections. While celebrating Aynoon’s political ambitions, the film explores the ways in which she challenges mechanisms of power and dominance that are naturalised within her community and political party structures. Women account...

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WMC Short Film Competition 2014

The awards for the winning short films of the Women and Media Collectives short film competition were presented at the opening ceremony of WMC’s 30th anniversary exhibition on the 10th of February 2015. This year first place went to J.P. Kusum Jayaweera for ‘Weegawath Gahaniya’ (Speed Woman). Kusum is a nurse from the Anuradhapura teaching...

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Media work

You’re most welcome to work with us as a writer, blogger, radio maker or filmer. WMC works from a women’s perspective, covering women’s and gender issues. We offer support for your work and opportunities to get your work published, through weblogs, our magazines or other outlets.

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We also invite you to support our campaigns and events. Do you like to organise activities? Or assist our work with women and women organisations in Sri Lanka?

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