GBV Forum policy dialogue 2014 The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign is not merely a time to build global awareness and strengthen public support on actions taken to end GBV but it is also a time for policy makers to reiterate the processes and practices adopted to end to all forms of violence against women. An annual event during the ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance by Equal Ground EQUAL GROUND, Sri Lanka’s only non-profit organization that strives to ensure equal rights for Sri Lanka’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, Transgender and other wider identities of Sri Lanka’s queer community, set aside the 10th of December 2014 to commemorate “Transgender Day of Remembrance” and International Human Rights Day at the Goethe Institute of Colombo to memorialize the lives of Transgenders lost ...

பால்நிலை அடிப்படையிலான வன்முறைகளுக்கு எதிராக ஒட்டுமொத்த உலகும் குரலெழுப்பிக்கொண்டிருக்கும் தருணம் இது. ஆம்! ஆண்டுதோறும் நவம்பர் மாதம் 25ஆம் திகதி முதல் டிசம்பர் மாதம் 10ஆம் திகதி வரையிலான 16 நாட்கள் முழு உலகுமே பால்நிலை அடிப்படையிலான வன்முறைகளுக்கு எதிராக ஒருமித்த பிரசாரம் ஒன்றை – பல்வேறுபட்ட பிரசார வடிவங்களில் – முன்னெடுத்து வருகின்றது. இந்த முன்னெடுப்புக்களின் முக்கிய நோக்கம், தாம் பால்நிலை அடிப்படையிலான வன்முறைக்கு உட்படுத்தப்பட்டிருக்கின்றோம் என்பதைக்கூட அறிந்துகொள்ளாமல் வாழ்ந்துகொண்டிருக்கு

Guest Post by Damayanthi Muthukumarage – Stop Street Harassment It was not too long ago when a young woman was harassed at the Wariyapola bus terminal which sparked an outrage on social media platforms. It was a grave reminder that Street Harassment is highly prevalent in Sri Lanka. Studies suggest that 94% of women are harassed when using public transport in Sri Lanka while only 2.1% of women reported ...

Guest Post by Sachintha Gunaratne – Blame it on the girls The incident at the Ratnapura Bus Stand where an alleged sex worker named Batti was beaten by an police officer a few months ago is one that created headlines in Sri Lankan media. The officer was discharged from duty, but a protest was organized condemning the removal. At the protest, a mother was quoted saying; ““I have two sons. How ...

16 days Cartoon by Awantha Artigala (29th November) ‘Equal Rights and Justice’ ‘සම අයිතීන් සහ සාධාරණත්වය’ ‘சம உரிமைகளும் நீதியும்’ Awantha Artigala’s portfolio is at https://www.facebook.com/Awantha.artigala and http://awanthaartigala.blogspot.com/

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day – November 29th During the 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign (from the 25th of November to the 10th of December) the 29th of November marks the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day to commemorate all women human rights defenders across the world who has worked tirelessly to promote and protect human rights of women. It is they who investigate, ...

Guest Post by RossanaFavero-Karunaratna – STEPFORD LIFE Photo: http://www.stepfordwives.org If you ever watched a film named “Stepford Wives” (1975 ) you will remember the plot involved the dream of certain men to have the perfect wife, submissive, totally dedicated to a life involving looking after their rich houses and attending social events. It’s a society only for the privileged ones, where the protagonist, a talented professional woman, ...

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