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The deadline for acceptance of grant applications has been extended until the 31st July 2017

NTT has issued a call for proposals for projects and activities aimed at “Empowering Communities to Benefit from Participation in Sustainable Development”. Please refer the attached documents for further information and instructions regarding the application procedure. Applications must reach NTT on or before 31st July 2017. Please click on the following link to download the ‘Call for Proposal Notice’ in English – Call-for-Proposals-June 2017-English Please click on the following link to download the ‘Call for Proposal Notice’ in Sinhala – Call-for-Proposals-June

Sithie Tiruchelvam Women Fellowship Programme Applications now being accepted

The Sithie Tiruchelvam Women’s Fellowship Programme (WFP) is an 18-month long programme which seeks to enhance the capacities of women working at the community level to increasingly assume leadership roles within their families, organisations and communities, and obtain a comparative perspective on strategies and methodologies they could employ to enhance their interventions and community engagement. Applications must reach NTT on or before 30th June 2017. Please click on the following link to download the ‘Call for Applications’ in English – Call-for-WFP Applications-June-2017-English Please click

Dr. Ronald Slye featured on INFOCUS

Dr. Ronald C Slye, who delivered this year’s Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture was interviewed by Shameer Rasooldeen on News 1st’s Biz 1st INFOCUS programme recently. He spoke on the way forward for Sri Lanka, 7 years after the end of the ethnic conflict, in terms of reconcilliation and accountability. To watch the entire episode, please click here.

The Stages Group production “Dear Children, Sincerely” to tour the country soon

First brought to Sri Lanka with the collaboration of the Stages Theatre Group and with the support of the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, “Dear Children, Sincerely” is a project that collects the stories and experiences fo the elders of society and takes them to young people in the form of storytelling and live performances. It is a coversation across generations. DCS was first performed in Sri Lanka in January 2016, and now having been picked up by the Office for National Unity and

Call for Proposals from the Nexus Fund

The Nexus Fund, which supports the global community to end mass atrocities, is launching their Dangerous Speech Global Fund in order to support local efforts to reduce dangerous speech which has the potential to catalyze mass violence. The Nexus Fund is accepting proposals for locally-led projects aiming to understand, identify, monitor and counter dangerous speech. Proposals can be submitted by individuals or by organizations. Proposals will be accepted until 09th September 2016. Please visit http://www.nexus-fund.org/ or email DSGlobal@nexus-fund.org for further information.  

C/A/M/P holds it’s week-long exhibition of art at the Lionel Wendt Gallery

The Contemporary Artists’ Meeting Point (C/A/M/P) held it’s exhibition of art from the 24th – 31st July 2016 at the Lionel Wendt Gallery. A host of artists hailing from various backgrounds had their work on display. The C/A/M/P is a programme jointly organized by the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts and the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust in an effort to use art to heal broken hearts in the North and East of Sri lanka, and to generate a discussion on how to

Dr. Ronald C. Slye delivers the 17th Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture

Dr. Ronald C Slye, Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law delivered the 17th Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture at the BMICH Committee Room “A” on the 31st of July 2016. Dr. Slye spoke on “Difficult issues, strategic choices: Crafting a coherent Sri Lankan transitional justice process”. The lecture was well received by all those who attended. To view the full lecture, please click here.

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