[21 May 2015 | No Comment | Posted by ]
rape

The title of this post is the title of a poem written by Shamila Daluwatta, a vocal activist for the rights of women and girls in Sri Lanka. The horrific news from the North of another gang rape in just three months, has forced us once again to review who we are as a people. The gang rape in Mannar in March was contested, the evidence was questioned, even by rights activists in Colombo, perhaps seeking …

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[6 May 2015 | No Comment | Posted by ]
M&M

The overall response from those who witnessed V Day this year was that it was even better than last year. Stronger performances, improved writing, and overall bums on seats that both moved and didn’t move depending on the mood. We sold well over 300 tickets this year, in addition to those we gave away to partners and invitees. And while not everyone managed to stomach what was on offer, the freedom that comes with a Censor Board …

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[19 Mar 2015 | No Comment | Posted by ]
V Day 2015 Newspaper Add for Ada 2

This year too, our V Day production promises to push the boundaries and bring the violence and humiliation we face as women and girls right to your doorstep. The Colombo production on 31st March 2015 @ Barefoot Cafe will be predominantly in English, interspersed with Sinhala and Tamil performances by some of Colombo’s leading actors on stage. In August Grassrooted for the first time takes V Day on the road to Kandy, and then later …

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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | Posted by ]
FTA

Call on RCEP countries to protect public health and access to medicines as 7th Round of  negotiations gets underway in Thailand this week.
Bangkok, 9 February 2015 –
As negotiators from 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including all ASEAN countries, China and India, meet in Thailand this week for the 7th round of negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), groups fighting for access to affordable health care for all see their hopes threatened …