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?
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
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
How do we remember our dead? This thought crosses my mind whenever our extended families gather together. My grandmothers are no more and they have left behind a void that often goes unnoticed until you notice it and then you cannot not notice it anymore. You see a chair and you miss a smile. You… Continue reading Memories and Things
(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)
Last week I came across a campaign that is asking people to write love letters to their contraception. As with most nauseating Valentine’s Day messages (I don’t celebrate, in case you didn’t catch on), I found these messages to be way too starry eyed and completely ignoring the not-so-good times that come hand in hand… Continue reading A Love Letter To My IUD
When a fulltime job combined with what could easily be called the best years of television come at you together, reading takes a backseat which is what happened to me from about 2012/13. While my 2015 Goodreads challenge to myself to read 25 books would make my former self hang my head in shame, it… Continue reading 2015 Year in Review: Books