Showing posts from May, 2014

“If the revolution is a crime, then charge all of us”

Published on Your Middle East and Open Democracy  interviewed for the article at Radio France Internationale by Zeenat Hansrod

Is gender Equality only about Women? #WCY2014

When we talk about Gender Equality, we usually talk exclusively about women and we forget that gender includes men and women. Gender based violence for instance, is mainly empowering women and excluding the essential contribution of men as perpetrators of violence in most cases.
During the World Conference on Youth, taking place now in Sri Lanka, I met Natko Gereš from Croatia. He is advocating for a different perspective to tackle gender equality. He is the director of youth organization Status M and coordinator at MenEngaged which is a global alliance established since 2006.
Natko explained some of the many projects his organization conducts such as "Be A Man campaign" for high school boys where they provide training about social skills. He sarcastically said "men are raised idiots and cannot express their emotions". So they try through this campaign to make men express their emotions and break the assumptions based on which all boys grow up believing "Men don…

Our Protest at World Conference on Youth #BringBackOurGirls

We have been all over national Sri Lankan media and international media

Sri Lanka Brief News
Daily Mirror

Our Statement on the Voice of Women Initiative 
Find Full Album here

On Daily Mirror YouTube Channel 

we mobilized a peaceful march in solidarity with #BringBackOurGirls during the World Conference in Youth from Boulevard hall to the media center then to the negotiation room 

#BringBackOurGirls campaign in front of the negociations' room of World Conference On Youth 2014

and our African leaders are pretending like nothing is happening... they are playing deaf, blind and paralyzed... #BringBackOurGirls campaign at the negociations' room of World Conference On Youth 2014

#DMbreakingnews coverage of our campaign at World Conference On Youth 2014