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What We Do

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EDUCATE

We develop and implement Accurate and Comprehensive Age-Appropriate Relationship Education interventions for schools. The core values of the programmes include respect for self, others and difference and also the value of being sensible.

We conduct workshops on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Gender Based and Intimate Partner Violence, HIV & STIs, Cyber Exploitation and Violence for schools, youth, corporate entities and community based organizations.

We have developed an online interactive portal in Sinhala & Tamil on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights – bakamoono.lk – This includes information on Relationships, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Gender Based and Intimate Partner Violence, HIV & STIs, Cyber Exploitation and Violence.

ADVOCATE

We advocate for Accurate and Comprehensive Age-Appropriate Relationship Education interventions for schools. We use national statistics; case studies, interviews, testimonies; and evidence gathered during our programmes as to the need for this approach in Sri Lanka.

We support advocacy efforts around Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Gender Based and Intimate Partner Violence, HIV & STIs, Cyber Exploitation and Violence, especially in terms of legislative review and reform, and the need for effective  implementation of existing legislation.

SUPPORT 

We support grassroots agencies towards becoming independent; this includes grant proposal writing, organizational capacity building, & business development.

BE GRASSROOTED

We also use theatre, and our V Day (Writings to End Violence Against Women and Girls) productions since 2012 have showcased real stories from Sri Lanka that we encounter in the course of our work. In 2016 V Day වලාකුළෙන් மேகத்திலிருந்து From The Cloud, which opened at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in January deals with issues around cyber exploitation and violence, which in its crudest form involves the sharing of naked pictures.

We also sell mugs and Postcards (available at Barefoot) to support our work with vulnerable communities, and also our Be Grassrooted Clothing Line, currently available at Kite Surfing Sri Lanka.

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  • Leena Pencek said:

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