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Guest Post : විවාහය යනු ලිංගික හිංසනයට නීත්‍යනුකූල බලපත‍්‍රයක් ද?

Guest Post : විවාහය යනු ලිංගික හිංසනයට නීත්‍යනුකූල බලපත‍්‍රයක් ද?

චන්දිමා ජයසේන කථිකාචාර්ය, සමාජීය විද්‍යා අධ්‍යන්‍යාංශය, සමාජීය විද්‍යා හා භාෂා පීඨය, සබරගමුව විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය. ජීවිතේ කියන්නේ හරීම සුන්දරයි. විවාහය කියන්නේ ඊටත් වඩා සුන්දරයි. දෙන්නෙක් වසර ගණනක් ආදරය කරලා විවාහ වුණාම හැමෝම හිතන්නේත්‍වත්‍ව ඒ දෙන්නා නම් හරීම අවබෝධයෙන් ඉන්නේග දෙන්නාට දෙන්නා හොදට ගැළපෙනවා. හැබැයි මේ විවාහය බාහිරට නොපෙනන ගොඩාක් දේවල් ඇතුළේ හැංගිලා තියනවා කිව්වොත් බොරු නොවෙයි. ගැහැණු … Continue reading

Sri Lanka 16 Days Campaign in the news

Sri Lanka 16 Days Campaign in the news

The Sunday Leader on 04.12.2011 published the blogpost by Roel. It is interesting to see a mainstream newspaper pick up a story from a platform that was created as an alternative since there is no space for these stories to be published. Thank you Roel for your powerful contribution that made it happen. Original post … Continue reading

So far in the 16 days campaign

So far in the 16 days campaign

  We have reached the 8th day of the 16 day campaign and the response has been nothing short of amazing so far. However, we’d like more of you to contribute, whether its personal opinion, creative writing, photography, music, etc. We received our first two guest posts from men (Jerry and Indi) but haven’t heard … Continue reading

Guest Post : Skin and bones

Guest Post : Skin and bones

A poem by Dilly who blogs at http://mydillydallying.blogspot.com and tweets at http://twitter.com/dilharasays Original post at http://mydillydallying.blogspot.com/2011/11/16days-skin-and-bones.html If I say ‘Violence’ You expect big revelations Bloody bruises And black eyes A chipped tooth A dislocated jaw or tell-tale scars You want the evidence of a crime scene blood on the dancefloor smears on the bedroom sheets Broken plates on the … Continue reading

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka joins the 16 Day Campaign

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka joins the 16 Day Campaign

Beyond Borders is a voluntary, youth-led, youth-run initiative active in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and (formerly) in Pakistan & the UK. Based on the working themes of Identity, Diversity and Active Global Citizenship, Beyond Borders provides a space for young people to actively express themselves and take action on development issues affecting them. Currently the … Continue reading

Survivor Story: The Life of Samanthi

Survivor Story: The Life of Samanthi

Highlights the importance of the rehabilitation process for an incest survivor – From Women’s Development Centre, Kandy Presented at the Symposium on the “Successes, Gaps and Challenges of Addressing Domestic Violence in Sri Lanka” organized by the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs and the Forum against Gender-based Violence, on 25th November 2011.