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WMC Short Film Competition 2012 | Winners and Shortlist

WMC Short Film Competition 2012 | Winners and Shortlist

First Place: Arambuma by Thisun Chandrasiri and Mathan Kumar Second Place: The Alert by Nipunika Fernando Third Place: Assai by Deva...

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WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2012

WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2012

WMC once again organized a photography exhibition featuring the work of Sri Lankan women photographers. The exhibition was a part of a series of events organized to celebrate International Women’s Day, and was held at the Lionel Wendt Gallery in Colombo on the 24th and 25th of March 2012. Below are the list of featured...

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WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist

WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist

WMC Short Film Competition was adjudicated in November 2011 and the winning entries were screened during the WMC Film Festival in March 2012. The awarding ceremony was also held during this event. The winners and shortlisted entries have been uploaded to the WMC YouTube channel. There’s also a video clip featuring the film festival and...

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Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie

ACTFORM produced a documentary on Ariyawathie from Hakmana, Matara (in the Southern Province) who was inhumanely tortured while working in Saudi Arabia in 2010 by her employers who hammered nails into various parts of her body. The documentary is in Sinhala with English subtitles. DVDs were distributed to relevant Ministries, migrant worker organizations, trade unions etc. and...

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Press Conference on the issue of “Grease Devils”

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,...

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Where are the women in Local Government?

Where are the women in Local Government?

Despite an extremely favourable Human Development Index (HDI) for women, women’s representation in elected political bodies in Sri Lanka is abysmally low. It is 5.8% in parliament, 4.1% in provincial councils and only 1.8% in local government. Nominations for women by the major political parties have remained almost stagnant in the last 50 years and...

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