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The Collaborators

Chulani Kodikara

PhD Student in ...

Ermiza Tegal

Human rights lawyer based in Colombo, Western Province of Sri Lanka. She is a Co Founder of Muslim Personal Law Reform Action Group (MPLRAG). Her recent advocacy and research work involves law reform relating to family law, counter terrorism, protection for victims of torture, addressing gender based violence and developing a people’s land policy.

Hasanah Cegu Isadeen

Feminist activist working on women's rights in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.

Iromi Perera

Iromi Perera is a Colombo based researcher and activist. She works on land rights and spatial justice, with a focus on development and dispossession in post war Sri Lanka. She is the co-founder and Director of the Centre for a Smart Future, the institutional home of the Colombo Urban Lab, of which Iromi is the founder and Senior Researcher. She also works part time for the Bank Information Center in Washington D.C. as their Asia Consultant.

Jayanthi Kuru Uthumpala

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala is a feminist and women's rights activist with over 15 years, and a rock climber / mountaineer for nearly as long. She has worked as a trainer, technical specialist and advocate on issues relating to gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, masculinities, women’s human rights, and more recently, women in sports. She is a Co Founder of Delete Nothing a web-based platform to document incidents of online violence against women, girls and transgender people in Sri Lanka.



Niyanthini Kadirgamar

PhD Student in Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Sarala Emmanuel

Feminist activist based in Batticaloa, Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

Vrai Cally Balthazar

Feminist activist and researcher. Member of the Progressive Women's Collection, a political party represented in the coalition of the National People's Power (NPP).

Yathursha ...

Researcher based in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

Zainab Ibrahim

Zainab Ibrahim is a feminist activist and researcher based in Sri Lanka, with a primary focus on issues of gender equality and women’s rights. Her most recent work includes co-creating a platform to document violence against women, girls and trans people in technology-related spaces in Sri Lanka; research and activism on the issue of FGC; and through her work with Chrysalis, she is co-leading a global team on the prevention of gender-based violence on behalf of CARE International.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.

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