sri lanka

  • A Real Engagement of Men Is Possible

    Is a real engagement of men possible in order to transform gender relations and eradicate violence against women? The patriarchal constructions of manhood have been based in how a society expects men to behave and to prove they are “real men”. These attitudes are reinforced by notions of masculinity...
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    Nothing but PRIDE in Sri Lanka

    19th July 2015 was a day to remember in Sri Lanka. A music video of the song “Nothing but Pride” was launched at the Auditorium of the Goethe Institute in Colombo. In a country where homosexuality is still considered a crime, the song celebrates diversity and equality encouraging the...
  • The Amazing Racist

    In January, Hachette India released a book called “the Amazing Racist”, by new author Chhimi Tenduf-La, who has been described as an extraordinary talent in the South Asian literary scene. The book tells the story of an english school teacher who arrives in Colombo and falls in love with...
  • Dancing for Social Change

    Kandyan dance, considered the national dance of Sri Lanka, originated in the period of the Kandyan kings, from Kandy, as the name suggests, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka. There are five variations or types of the Kandyan Dance, namely Ves Dance, Naiyandi Dance, Uddekki Dance, Pantheru Dance...
  • Maldives: The Dark Side of Politics

    The world has been shocked by images of former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed being dragged by the police after his detention was ordered in relation to his decision to arrest a top judge three years ago. He was pushed, treated like a criminal and subjected to rude behavior by...
  • Healing the social fabric of Sri Lanka

    On 8th January 2015 Sri Lankans elected a new President, putting an end to a ten years government that has been described as the most authoritarian and corrupt of the history of the country. After a peaceful and speedy transition of power the elected president Maithripala Sirisena, who led a...