What do women’s rights have to do with the SDGs and the Internet?

Short answer, everything An abridged version of this was originally published at http://www.resurj.org/blog/what-do-women%E2%80%99s-rights-have-do-sdgs-and-internet I was recently at the Sri Lankan Internet Governance Forum (IGF) where she spoke on a panel that discussed the linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Internet. Her intervention was framed around two questions. Technology and Information and Communication Technologies… Continue reading What do women’s rights have to do with the SDGs and the Internet?

Standing in Solidarity with our Muslim Sisters

Originally published at http://www.resurj.org/blog/sri-lanka-standing-solidarity-our-muslim-sisters A country’s laws must respond to and reflect the lived realities of its people and uphold their fundamental rights as human beings. It has become more apparent than ever as the country goes through a process of constitutional reform that Sri Lanka has a fair share of laws that don’t do so and result… Continue reading Standing in Solidarity with our Muslim Sisters

Assessment of Strategic Communications Needs

Hello friends in Sri Lanka. I have been working in strategic communications for the past 8 years or so and during that time I have both carried out and coordinated various communications, documentation and digital security trainings. The most common feedback I’ve received from such trainings is that while the trainings are great and immensely… Continue reading Assessment of Strategic Communications Needs

Underwhelmed by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)

(Photos by Pramyth Abeysekra) After two and a half years in Malaysia, finally watched a performance by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). The 2016/17 season opening concert “A Musical Journey in Anime”, which incidentally was false advertising given that only half the programme was from Joe Hisaishi’s anime repertoire. How was the performance? In one… Continue reading Underwhelmed by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)