Monthly Archives: July 2016


The Center for Women’s Global Leadership of the Rutger’s School of Arts and Sciences announces it’s 16 days of activism against gender based violence (GBV) campaign (November 25th to December 10th, 2016)

Now in it’s 25th year of activism against GBV campaigns, this year’s theme, titled “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!”,  recognizes that structural discrimination and inequality is perpetuated in a cycle of violence that does not end even when girls and young women are in the act of gaining an education. GBV with respect to the right to education is a consistent threat in public spaces,

IHRFG, Foundation Center, Ariadne, and INWF launch their latest report on the state of global human rights funding

The International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), together with the Foundation Centre, Ariadne and INWF announce the launch of their latest report on global human rights funding. For the first time, this year’s analysis looks at bilateral and multilateral aid in addition to philanthropic giving. It also breaks human rights funding down by strategy as well as by issue, population, and region supported. Please click here to

Refugees and Migrants – A poor welcome from the world’s wealthy

According to Oxfam’s media briefing, the 6 richest nations in the world host less than 9% of those fleeing man-made crises such as war and persecution, while the bulk of refugees are actually being hosted by poorer countries, who are often lacking enough resources for their own citizens. In this briefing, Oxfam highlights the stark divide between the countries which are offering practical help to refugees who desperately need a safe place to stay – and

Anne Frank Travelling Exhibitions held in Colombo and Galle, and going around the country too

The Anne Frank House in the Netherlands has partnered with the NTT in bringing the Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition to Sri Lanka. The first exhibition was held at the Holy Family Convent in Colombo 4 on the 7th and 8th of April 2016. Subsequent exhibitions were held at the BMICH, which was attended by H. E. Maithripala Sirisena and other Government officers as well as at St. Aloysious

Dr. Ronald C. Syle to deliver the 17th Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture

Dr. Ronald C. Syle will be delivering this year’s Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial lecture on the 31st of July 2016 at 6pm at the BMICH. A professor of law from the Seattle University, Dr. Syle will speak on Difficult Issues, Strategic Choices: Crafting a Coherent Sri Lankan Transitional Justice Process.   Please click here for more information on this year’s speaker. We hope to see you there!