As part of the Fokus project, a 2 day residential new media training was held in Colombo on the 29th and 30th of November 2012. The training was conducted by Sanjana Hattotuwa, the editor of Groundviews, an award winning citizen journalism website. The training components included introduction to new media, training on some technical aspects … Continue reading New Media Training (FOKUS)
A 5 day Residential Training was held in Colombo, on the use of CEDAW and UNSCR 1325 for information gathering and documentation purposes in relation to issues faced by women affected by the conflict. The training was conducted by WMC and IWRAW-AP and was attended by 20 participants (4 each from 5 partner organizations) from … Continue reading CEDAW training for local women’s organizations in the context of conflict and post-war Sri lanka
A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of … Continue reading Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse
Changing Minds | EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN POLITICS Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections WMC, in partnership with five other women’s organizations, carried out a project to increase nominations for women candidates at the 2011 local government elections. A discussion was held on the 22nd of June 2012, in order to share the … Continue reading Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections
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 … Continue reading WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2012
The 8th annual WMC Film Festival 2012 was held from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2012, at the Punchi Theater, Borella. The screened films were as follows. 21st March – Gangor 22nd March – The Help 23rd March – Miral
WMC organized a meeting with Sinhala and Tamil language women bloggers, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. The meeting was held on the 9th of September 2011. It was attended by over 20 bloggers including several bloggers from Jaffna.
On national level, the campaign consisted of newspaper, television and radio advertisements and also a hoarding. Newspaper advertisements – Two advertisements were published in Sinhala and Tamil newspapers from the 8th – 15th March. Television advertisements - This campaign went on for one week with Sinhala advertisements (http://youtu.be/vQClplKA5JQ) broadcast on Swarnawahini, ITN and Sirasa TV and … Continue reading Vote for a Woman Campaign
WMC presented its 7th annual film festival which was held at Punchi Theatre, Colombo 08 from the 21st to the 23rd of March, 2011. The films screened were Iron Jawed Angels, Peepli Live and The Milk of Sorrow. Entrance was free of charge and the festival was well attended.