Yaka Wewa is a photo essay by Menika van derPoorten on the women who are fighting for their rights in rural village Kabithigollewa, 278km from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
With the aim of creating the first ever web portal for women, Women and Media Collective (WMC) called all bloggers, photographers, film makers and anyone else who shares their work online for a two day training at the Hotel Sovereign in Rajagiriya.
The training included components such as online security and safety, production of creative and effective new media, promotion of content online and awareness raising workshops on the prominent issues in post-conflict Sri Lanka, such as reconciliation, gender based violence, migration and inter-ethnic development, etc.
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 of new media and training and awareness raising on online security and online safety.