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Women’s groups meet with Elections Commissioner and Minister on quota

Members from the Women and Media Collective, the women’s resource Center in Kurunegala, Viluthu in the North and East and the women’s Development Center in Badulla met with the Elections Commissioner and the Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, Hon. Faizer Mustapha to discuss the assurance of containing the 25% quota for women in … Continue reading Women’s groups meet with Elections Commissioner and Minister on quota

Women’s submissions to the PRC on Constitutional reforms

The Women and Media Collective held several discussions with women’s rights activists and groups from over 20 districts on the new constitution making process. The drafting of third constitution since Sri Lanka’s independence encouraged public opinions for the very first time. At this historic juncture it was important that thoughts and concerns of women were … Continue reading Women’s submissions to the PRC on Constitutional reforms

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

Video: Gender Equality a Mixed Bag – Interview with WMC’s Executive Director

Director of Women and Media Collective Dr. Sepali Kottegoda feels that though the number of Sri Lankan working women is higher than ever, they continue to face far too many challenges. Speaking to Benchmark’s Savithri Rodrigo, she notes that women have made forays into the labour force, political processes, and even local and national level … Continue reading Video: Gender Equality a Mixed Bag – Interview with WMC’s Executive Director

Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2015

We are calling all film makers to enter the Women and Media Collective short film completion for the year 2015.    This year we are encouraging you to create films based on the following themes: Eliminate Violence Against Women Increasing Women’s Political Representation Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers Prizes will be awarded to the … Continue reading Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2015

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