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A fathers responsibility
When the Ministry of Foreign Employment in Sri Lanka introduced the Family Background Report (FBR) it withdrew the rights of many women, with children below the ages of five, to seek employment abroad. Caring for children is a shared responsibility by both the mother and father. And although many...
2006-2007 

• Research on the experiences of tsunami affected
   women was conducted in 2006. Interviews were
   conducted with women in Ampara, Batticaloa, Galle,
   Hambantota, Matara and Trincomalee. The report will
   be published in September 2007.
Digital Storytelling Workshop
Storytelling is a powerful medium that allows people to describe an experience to a listening audience. While there are many ways in which stories are told, the Association for Progressive Communications together with the Women and Media Collective held a digital storytelling workshop to provide participants with the skills...
Comments on the Amended Local Authorities Elections Act (Sinhala)
පළාත් පාලන ආයතන තුළ ස්ත්‍රීන්ගේ නියෝජනය 25%කින් වැඩිකරන බවට රජය විසින් පොරොන්දුවක් ලබාදෙන ලදී. ඒ අනුව පසුගිය කාලය පුරා මේ ඉල්ලීම තහවුරු කරගැනීම පිණිස අප කාන්තා ක්‍රියාකාරිනියන් විසින් අදාළ දේශපාලන නායකයින් සමඟ සාකච්ඡාවට ද ලක්කරන ලදී. පසුගිය අගෝස්තු 25 වන දින පළාත් පාලන ආයතන ඡන්ද විමසීම් සංශෝධන පනත සම්මතවීමත්...
International Women’s Day 2007
International Women’s Day 2007 was celebrated by over 1,000 women from 40 women’s organizations belonging to the network Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy. The women who attended were from Moneragala, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Hatton, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Mahiyanganaya, Wilpotha, Rajanganay, Welikanda, Singhapura, Hambantota, Galle, Buttala, Badulla, Matara, Ratnapura,...
WMC, IWD Calendar 2014
International Women’s Day Calendar 2014
On International Women”s Day 2014, celebrations are taking place worldwide under the theme “Inspiring Change”. In Sri Lanka, women”s organisations in particular are involved in various programmes across the island during the month of March. To keep you updated on this years events here is a concise calendar of events for...
EROTICS: Digital Storytelling Workshop
Storytelling is a powerful medium that allows people to describe an experience to a listening audience. While there are many ways in which stories are told, the Association for Progressive Communications together with the Women and Media Collective held a digital storytelling workshop to provide participants with the skills...
සංක‍්‍රමණිකයින්ගේ අයිතිවාසිකම් තහවුරු කරමු ! 2015 දෙසැම්බර් 18 වන දින ජාත්‍යන්තර සංක‍්‍රමණික දිනය සමරමු !
2015 වසරේ දී අප සමරනු ලබන්නේ 16 වන ජාත්‍යන්තර සංක‍්‍රමණික දිනයයි. දෙසැම්බර් 18 වන දින ජාත්‍යන්තර සංක‍්‍රමණික දිනය ලෙස 2000 වසරේ දී එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංගමය විසින් ප‍්‍රකාශයට පත්කරන ලදී. එදා සිට අද දක්වාම ලෝකයේ බොහෝ රටවල, විශේෂයෙන් සංක‍්‍රමණික සේවය සඳහා සේවකයින් යවන රාජ්‍යයන් විසින් මෙම දිනය සමරනු ලබයි. ලෝක...
A Meaningful Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination: Recognising Sexual and Gender Identities
Source: Groundviews  In response to the call by the Public Representations Committee (PRC) for public submissions relating to proposed constitutional reforms, the following submission was made to the PRC on March 15th 2016. Titled ‘A Meaningful Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination: Recognising Sexual and Gender Identities’ this submission focused...
Feminist Internet Exchange pop-up
Greetings! Some feminist lovers of the internet and the Association for Progressive Communications are organising a Feminist Internet eXchange pop-up at the Reading Room, in Bangkok on 31st July 2017 (9:30am-5:30pm). This will be following the 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. The main objective of this meetup...
EYA 2016 : Annual Issue
රාජ්‍ය ප‍්‍රතිසංස්කරණය තුළ ස්ත‍්‍රී අයිතිවාසිකම්, එවරස්ට් තරණය කළ පළමු ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකිකයා ජයන්ති කුරුඋතුම්පාලගේ එවරස්ට් තරණයේ අත්දැක්මී ඇතුළු ලිපි රැසක් මෙවර ඇය 2016 වාර්ෂික කලාපයෙන්… Click here to download   EYA 2016 Annual Issue by wmcsrilanka on Scribd
Fair hand for fair justice – Daily News
Source: Daily News When women are in government, the benefits are boundless: corruption lessens, the economy improves, and governance itself is more efficient. One would think such positive results would mean female participation in politics would be high, and ever-increasing. Unfortunately, in Sri Lanka, like elsewhere, this is hardly...
SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE
SRI LANKA COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE Presented at 66th Session, Geneva Presented by: Thiyagi Piyadasa, Hyshyama Hamin, Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Shyamala Gomez, Anushani Alagarajah and Kumudini Samuel, on behalf activists and organizations (listed in page 4) working on women’s civil, political, socio-cultural and economic rights in rural and...
‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නොවෙයි’’
‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නෙවෙයි’’ – මාලා දසනායක (1947-2017) දශක පහකට වඩා සමාජ කි‍්‍රයාකාරිනියක් සහ ස්ත‍්‍රී කි‍්‍රයාකාරිනියක්ව කටයුතු කළ මාලා දසනායක සහෝදරිය 2017 සැප්තැම්බර් 25 දින උදෑසන සිය දිවියෙන් සමුගත්තාය. සිය ක‍්‍රියාකාරී ජීවිතයේ වැඩිමනත් ‘කාන්තා හඬ’ සංවිධානය වෙනුවෙන් කැප කළ ඇය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ස්ත‍්‍රී...
International Women’s Day 2013
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...
SAWF Regional Meeting
Dr. Sepali Kottegoda of WMC, was on the opening plenary on the 14th of July, 2017, at the South Asia Women’s Fund (SAWF) Regional Feminist Movements in Kathmandu, Nepal. She discussed the current global and regional political climate and its impact on women’s rights organisations. Renu Rajbandani (Nepal), Sara...
පියෙකුගෙ වගකීම (video)
ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශය විසින් වයස අවුරුදු පහට අඩු දරුවන් සිටින මව්වරුන් විදේශගත වීම තහනම් කිීරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ගෙන ආ පවුල් පසුබිම් වාර්තාව පදනම් කොටගෙන ස්ත‍්‍රීන් බොහෝමයකට විදේශ ගත වීමට ඇති අයිතිය අහිමි විය. දරුවන්ගේ වගකීම් මවට පමණක් නොව, පියාට ද හිමි බව අප සමාජයේ බොහෝ දෙනෙකු පිළිනොගන්නා...
“Rala Matha Andi Roo” TV Programme
A series of Sinhala and Tamil television programmes on the issues faced by Tsunami affected women were telecast on Channel Eye and TNL in July 2005. Topics discussed included female participation on decision making, right to land, domestic violence and violence against women, livelihood, and conflict, peace and the...
Rise Up and Speak Up Together
‘Rise Up and Speak Up Together’, an event organized by the Forum Against Gender Based Violence on the 25th of November 2012 at the Galle Face Green, to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender...
SOL 2016
ஆண்மைய அரசியலைக் கடந்து செல்லல்… மற்றும் அரசியலில் பெண்கள் Click here to download SOL 2016 ஆண்மைய அரசியலைக் கடந்து செல்லல்… மற்றும் அரசியலில் பெண்கள் (SOL 2016 ) by wmcsrilanka on Scribd
Remembering Sunila: Three months on
The Women and Media Collective in collaboration with INFORM and the Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka commemorated Women’s Rights and Human Rights Defender, Sunila Abeysekera in Colombo on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. This also marked the third month since her demise. The event was attended by...
Options 2015: Issue 1
This is the fiftieth anniversary issue of the Options magazine which has been based on the theme Sexual Rights and Reproductive Health and Rights. You can read the Options magazine online or click here to download it in a PDF format. OPTIONS (50) 2016 by wmcsrilanka on Scribd
Parliament’s Representation of Women: A Selective Review of Sri Lanka’s Hansards from 2005-2014
This book launched on the 30th of January 2016, provides a ‘thick description’ of the references made to women in Parliament. In this regard, it is different to other attempts at quantifying Parliamentary discourses around women1, adopting instead a qualitative approach. While recognizing the value of quantitative research, the...