Sharanya Sekaram

Sharanya Sekaram is an activist, feminist, writer, researcher, and has extensive experience working in the fields of reconciliation, conflict, gender, youth activism, and community building. In this interview with Women Talk, Sharanya discusses her work in a gender space, the significance of prioritizing relationship education and sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sri Lanka’s post war context, and the challenges of engaging as a feminist and an activist. Continue reading Sharanya Sekaram

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Sarah Soysa

Sarah Soysa has been committed to working on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) since she volunteered at the Family Planning Association as a university student. She continues her challenging work as an SRHR educator, a feminist, and an advocate for women’s rights. In this interview, Sarah talks about working on SRHR in the plantations sector and postwar areas, access to accurate information on safe medical abortion, myths surrounding the discourse on women’s bodies and abortion, and training thousands of youth as peer educators on SRHR. Continue reading Sarah Soysa

Paba Deshapriya

Paba Deshapriya discusses the challenging work she does in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights education in Sri Lanka. In this interview with Women Talk, Paba discusses how theatre can be used to inform young people and the increasing need for education to eliminate online hate and revenge targeting young people’s sexuality, bodies, and privacy. Continue reading Paba Deshapriya