Week 3

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Venue: Carr Center Conference Room (R-219) Rubenstein Building, second floor

Study Group

The Global Movement to
End Violence Against Women


Topic: The Status of Violence Against Women, Laws in Place and Campaigns Carried Out to Create Awareness in Sri Lanka

Presenter: Dushiyanthini Pillai, award winning journalist and photo journalist from Sri Lanka

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 More about the presenter:

Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai is an award winning courageous journalist cum photojournalist from Sri Lanka. She has an extensive 20 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered various issues including human rights, women’s rights, war widows, violence against women, ex combatants and their hardships, land and sea grab in the name of development, families of the disappeared and families of the surrendees, and so on. She has worked for numerous renowned news outlets worldwide.

She had been trained locally and globally in journalism, human rights and women’s rights. She has captured many thought provoking photos, which have been published widely, and have been displayed at various exhibitions. Apart from being a passionate journalist, she also trains journalists in Sri Lanka, and in abroad with dedication.

She is also an avid blogger. Her non partisan blog has been selected, and shared at various international panels. Her engrossing stories with photos can be read online at www.PassionParade.blogspot.com

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