Women and Media Collective (WMC) once again invites you to participate in this year’s 16 Days Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence, an event pioneered by us in 2011 using social networking and blogging as a platform for raising awareness about gender-based violence (Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/194234664044230/).
You can blog, tweet, upload photos and/or videos, upload podcasts, etc. to raise awareness on gender-based violence, particularly during the 16 days spanning from 25th of November to 10th December 2012.
You can post in Sinhala, Tamil or English and in any format (creative writing, art, photography, essays, short films, interviews, cartoons, etc.), as long as you’re raising your voice and creating a platform to discuss gender-based violence.Tag your posts with #16days #sl16days #vaw #takebackthetech and mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Sri Lanka 16 Days Campaign” with links or information on your activity and we will feature you on our blog at https://srilanka16days.wordpress.com/
And even if you don’t have a blog or website of your own, you can create content and share it through WMC web domains.If you are planning or participating in a related event during the period of the 16 Days Campaign, no matter how big or small, contact us and we will post it to the blog. If you’d like to send personal accounts, media coverage or photos, we’ll make sure they are included.WMC has also joined the Take Back the Tech initiative (http://www.takebackthetech.net/
) which is a collaborative campaign to reclaim information and communication technologies (ICT) to end violence against women. So our blog posts will be syndicated by Take Back the Tech.
In addition, we’re all gearing up for One Billion Rising in 2013 so follow the facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingSriLanka
Last year we had very few men participating so we’d like to see a change in that this year.
Please share this with anyone else you think would be interested. As always, your participation and support is much appreciated.