Production of Feminist Programmes on Television

The WMC in partnership with Young Asia Television completed the production of 30 minute talk shows in English, Sinhala, and Tamil. The talk shows discuss various social issues and concerns from a feminist perspective. They were initiated to fill a much felt void in the talk-show genre. The subjects discussed in the programmes were: conflict resolution and the representation of women; participation of women in the political sphere; reproductive health and sexuality; representation of women in the media; the constitution and the rights of women; women, development, and the economy; labour and employment; and patriarchy, gender and the role of women in the family. These talk shows were aired through TNL channel in 2008.