A social media workshop was organised by the Women and Media Collective for Feminist, women’s rights and sexual rights activists in the country.
The workshop was designed to build a conversation around the prevailing narrative and content that is available online, particularly on social media, on the rights of women and sexual minorities.
Defining advocacy, understanding advocacy techniques and creating advocacy strategies were discussed at length. The participants were also taken through the various forms of content available on sexuality in the local context and it’s representation of women and the LGBT community.
To get a better understanding of the online discourse, two sessions were also based on the content available in the main languages. The content available in the Sinhala and Tamil languages were compared and interpreted within a rights based framework.
The social media workshop was supported by OutRight International.