Sunila Abeysekera, Executive Director of Information Monitor (INFORM), a FORUM-ASIA member organisation based in Sri Lanka, has been chosen for the prestigious Human Rights Watch’s Global Human Rights Defender Award 2007.
This is a short impressionistic imprint by the Coalition of Tamils and Muslims for Peace and Coexistence (CTMPC) of a village in Mutur district today, a village unable to recover, unable to recuperate in the continuing condition of war and instability.
People to People Dialogue for Peace and Sustainable Development is an initiative that is being built among farmers, urban, rural and plantation workers, fisher people and women’s organizations in the South, North, East and the Hill country.
There is a silent revolution taking place in the most disparate and unlikely places around the world. It is changing the structures, and the very texture of democracy and governance in those countries.
WLUML is disturbed to hear that, in the latest outbreak of violence in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Armed Forces as well as the LTTE are targeting unarmed civilians. We urge you to show solidarity and support friends in Sri Lanka and sign on/circulate this appeal.
As women who have always been committed to the principles of non-discrimination and of equality, we have noted with grave concern, the controversy around women working in non-governmental sector in the Eastern province.