Category: Gender & Politics

Women’s Peace Vigil for International Peace Day

To mark International Peace Day, a Women’s Peace Vigil was held on 21st September 2006 at Lipton Circus, Colombo. Women gathered from many parts of the island, including Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Puttlum, Kurunegala, Balangoda, Galewela, Galle, Buttala, Badulla, Hatton, Mahiyanganaya, Jaela and Colombo. The peace vigil was to commemorate International Peace Day and to convey … Continue reading Women’s Peace Vigil for International Peace Day

Submission of “Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns of Women”

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies, the Women & Media Collective and INFORM, jointly submitted a document, ‘Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns of Women’ to the Co-Chairs Meeting which was held on 12 September 2006 inBrussels.
A submission on gender issues was also made by various women’s groups to the Panel of Experts on Constitutional Reform … Continue reading Submission of “Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns of Women”

Women Condemn the Attack on Civilians at Kebithigollewa

The Sri Lankan Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD), of which the WMC is a member organisation, issued a Media Statement to all media institutions condemning the claymore attack allegedly by the LTTE on a passenger bus at Kebethigollewa on the 15th of June 2006. Although it was sent to all media institutions, it was actually … Continue reading Women Condemn the Attack on Civilians at Kebithigollewa

Media Strategies on Raising Awareness and Implementation of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

The WMC held a consultative meeting on 21st June 2006 to identify ‘Media Strategies on Awareness Raising and Implementation of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. Women from media institutions, women’s rights and human rights organizations participated.
The meeting was held in response to a request made by the National Committee on Women which has a … Continue reading Media Strategies on Raising Awareness and Implementation of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act