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,
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
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
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 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!