Pursuant to the statements made by the Ven. Professor Induragare Dammarathana Thero on 27th March 2018 – view video Our letter to the Ven. Professor Induragare Dammarathana Thero is as follows:
Violence comes in different shapes and forms. Within the LGBT community, people are often subjected to emotional, physical and sexual abuse by family, peers and persons in positions of power. Such situations often go unnoticed due to the lack of explicit protection for the LGBTIQ community in Sri Lanka.Continue reading Government of Sri Lanka commits to LGBTIQ rights
On Wednesday 15 November 2017 the UN reviewed Sri Lanka’s record on human rights as part of the country’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) under the Human Rights Council.
The Sri Lankan government received seven specific recommendations to amend sections 365 and 365A of the Penal Code, which targets LGBTIQ people in consensual, adult relationships.Continue reading Sri Lanka commits to human rights protections for LGBTIQ people before the UN
In response to the Sri Lankan Government’s National Human Rights Action Plan, which was released yesterday (2nd November 2017), Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Executive Director of EQUAL GROUND, said: “We welcome the advancement to Sri Lankan citizens’ human rights protections today and commend in particular our government’s commitment to protecting those discriminated against as a result of their gender identity.
EQUAL GROUND is proud to announce that our Executive Director Rosanna Flamer-Caldera was awarded the Zonta Women of Achievement Award for Social Impact last Sunday night the 17th September 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Since 1985, the Zonta Club 1 of Colombo has actively sought to celebrate women who have excelled in their respective fields andContinue reading Zonta Women of Achievement 2017 – Award for Social Impact – Recognising the LGBTIQ community.