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Launching of ‘Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Sri Lanka

The Women and Media Collective launched a research report titled ‘Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Sri Lanka: a social media, print media and policy review’ at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) on the 11th of October 2016. At the launch the researchers presented their findings and this was … Continue reading Launching of ‘Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Sri Lanka

In pictures: Action for a people’s constitution: public meeting and rally

The photographs are from the public meeting and rally of when civil society took to the streets demanding that the new constitution guarantees economic justice and inclusion along with political freedoms and empowers people to secure economic policies that creates opportunities for all. Action for a peoples constitution is a collective of movements, networks, organisations … Continue reading In pictures: Action for a people’s constitution: public meeting and rally

Action for a people’s Constitution: public meeting and rally

In a steadfast move to ensure that the voices of civil society were heard in Sri Lanka’s Constitution making process a public meeting and rally was held in Colombo on the 20th of September 2016. It was initiated by a collective of around 100 organisations and individuals wanting to take public action. The meeting, under the banner … Continue reading Action for a people’s Constitution: public meeting and rally

Submission on LGBTIQ Persons and Transitional Justice Mechanisms

TO THE ZONAL TASK FORCE AND THE CONSULTATION TASK FORCE FOR RECONCILIATION MECHANISMS Source: Groundviews Photo Courtesy: 30 Years Ago Introduction We present this submission as individuals self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ), as family members and friends of LGBTIQ people, and as individuals/communities coming forward in support of Sri Lankans … Continue reading Submission on LGBTIQ Persons and Transitional Justice Mechanisms

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Yesterday was the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances and in commemoration Right to Life organised a meeting for the families of the disappeared in Colombo. Around 300 family members, mostly women, of the disappeared gathered at the Viharamahadevi park. While they welcomed the Office of the Missing Persons the event also highlighted … Continue reading International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Ambassadorship presented to Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala by the Minister of Women’s Affairs

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala the first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest was presented with the Ambassadorship for the protection of women’s rights and an end to violence against women by the Hon. Minister Chandrani Bandara from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, today. The Ambassadorship to Jayanthi was granted for the next three years. It is with … Continue reading Ambassadorship presented to Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala by the Minister of Women’s Affairs