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About Sunila Abeysekera
Sunila Abeysekera is a Sri Lankan feminist and human rights defender. She has been active on women's issues since the 1970s and is involved in many women's organizations and networks nationally and globally. She is a founder member of the women and media collective in Sri Lanka, a member of the board of the urgent action fund for wonen's human rights, part of the coordinating group of the feminist dialogue process at the world social forum and of the women human rights defenders international coalition. She has written and published on women's human rights and particular on the situation of women's rights in conflict situations.
Articles by Sunila Abeysekera
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“I am reflecting on experiences in Sri Lanka of working with women involved in conflict situations at a time when the situation in Sri Lanka is perhaps the worst it has ever been in thirty years of a very protracted and bitter civil war.”
Sunila Abeysekera is Executive Director of International Women’s Rights Action Watch – a Sri Lankan feminist activist and human rights defender who has worked on issues of women’s rights and human rights in the Asia Pacific region and globally for thirty years and more.