Source: Sri Lanka Mirror
Community groups, aid agencies, governments and businesses around the world will host events to mark the annual campaign, which seeks to highlight that an estimated one in three women will suffer physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. UN Women wants to “light the world orange”, the official colour of the campaign.
It is well known that women experience acts of violence frequently be it on the streets, at home or in the workplace and despite such setbacks women carry on with their lives defending their rights.
In order to raise awareness on such matters Sri Lanka’s Women and Media Collective invites you to speak up in some form for the rights of women through the Sri Lanka 16 day’s campaign.
This year the theme for the 16 Days campaign focuses on the relationship between militarism and the right to education in situations of violent conflict, in relevant peace and variety of education settings, while continuing to make the links with militarism, as an encompassing patriarchal system of discrimination and inequality based on our relationships to power.
In Sri Lanka, during the 16 days of activism members of the GBV Forum will raise awareness and introduce mechanisms to solve issues related to gender-based violence in the country while keeping with the global theme for 2015.
Women and Media Collective, a member of the forum, calls for your contributions for this year’s Sri Lanka 16 days campaign.
The organization requests your thoughts, experiences or anything which is related to addressing GBV. These could be your creative works of art, writing, photography, essays, short films, interviews, cartoons, documentaries, and podcasts etc. that would raise awareness and open a discussion on Gender Based Violence.
Your contributions in Sinhalese, Tamil or English are welcome. Once accepted your contributions will be published on the Sri Lanka 16 day’s blog and shared widely through forum’s member channels online.
You have the choice of posting your articles, illustrations or videos on your own web, blog, Twitter or Facebook site with the tag #16days and #sl16days or if you don’t have your own site you can send it directly to Women and Media Collective and they will post it for you.
Either way E-mail your contribution on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject, Sri Lanka 16 days campaign.