I R H R FORUM – DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

I R H R FORUM – DIVERSITY & INCLUSION,
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
Read the articles on:
http://www.ft.lk/hr/EFC-HR-IR-Forum-deliberates-on-Unconscious-Bias-at-workplace/47-
694576
https://www.dailynews.lk/2020/01/29/finance/209770/efc-hrir-forum-deliberates-
%E2%80%98unconscious-bias%E2%80%99-workplace
http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=217830
http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/EFC-Unilever-HR-IR-Forum-deliberates-on-workplace-
productivity-125575.html
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Manique at the panel.
Manique Gunaratne
FaceBook – Manique Gunaratne

MIUSA BRILIANT & RESILIANT PHOTO EXHIBITION AT EFC DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE

MIUSA BRILIANT & RESILIANT PHOTO EXHIBITION AT
EFC DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE
MIUSA (Mobility International USA) Brilliant & Resilient Photo Exhibition is to celebrate
the power of women with disabilities. The international traveling exhibit features portraits
and vignettes of 30 women activists with disabilities from around the world. The exhibition is
a space to promote networking and partnerships between women leaders
with disabilities and human rights, development, and government agencies. This permanent
photo exhibition is at The Resource Centre for Women with Disabilities at The Employers’
Federation of Ceylon.
Manique Gunaratne
Blog: http://efcnetworkondisability.employers.lk/

EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre
provides training opportunities to develop employability skills of persons with diverse
disabilities. All trainings are up-graded annually to suit the job market. A hearing-impaired
EFC trainee got an employment opportunity at Intermart Digital Pvt. Ltd. In March 2020.

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1 Sansani at work.


2 Sansani at work.


3 Sansani and Manique.

Manique Gunaratne
E-mail – maniqueg@empfed.lk manique.g@gmail.com

TABOO 2020 INCLUDES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

TABOO 2020 INCLUDES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Pulse, a registered trademark of TV Derana together with Aura India hosted Taboo 2020 at
the Trace Expert City in March 2020. It was a social awareness project with the focal point of
starting conversations and changing age-old ideologies on ‘forbidden’ topics in Sri Lanka.
This project is carried out with the goal of breaking barriers, crossing boundaries and
shedding light on narratives that have been kept in the dark for far too long. Ms. Manique
Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon and Mr. Ishan Jaleel from Ashinsha
were the panelists to discuss on employment for persons with disabilities. Mr. Shirantha
Gamage from Save the Children moderated the session.

Watch the video on:

Employment for Persons with Disabilities at Taboo 2020

Catch Ishan Jalil, Manique Gunaratne and Shirantha Gamage as they discuss employment opportunities for the differently-abled.

Posted by Pulse on Saturday, February 29, 2020

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1 Manique speaking.


2 Manique and Ishan at the panel.


3 Manique at the panel.


4 Manique at the panel.


5 Manique speaking.


6 Manique speaking.


7 Manique with the banner.


8 Panel discussion.


9 Panel from the mobile.


10 Side view of the panel.


11 Presenting token of appreciation.

Manique Gunaratne
Fax – 0094112867946

JOB INTERVIEWS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre
together with Avery Denison Lanka conducted job interviews for persons with disabilities in
October 2019.
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1 Interview panel interviewing.


2 Candidates facing interviews.


Manique Gunaratne
Mobile – 0094779571918

STRENGTHENING THE EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUTH LEAVING CARE

STRENGTHENING THE EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUTH
LEAVING CARE
The advocacy forum on Strengthening the Employability of Youth Leaving Care took
place in September 2019, at the BMICH. Ms. Manique Gunaratne is playing a role in
advocacy for youth with disabilities leaving care.
Supporting young people leaving alternative care to access decent employment is an
increasingly important priority for SOS Children’s Villages. They want to ensure that all
young people leaving care, receive adequate support to access the labour market.
Strengthening their employability skills is a key focus area, as gainful employment is a key
determinant in ensuring a fulfilling life. However, there are many challenges that are being
faced by this group of youth in acquiring the right skillset and securing decent employment,
owing to various structural issues. There is a mismatch between what is being taught in
educational institutions and the skill-sets needed by industry. Youth aspirations are out of line
with the realities of the labour market, and if left unaddressed, they can negatively affect
employment prospects for youth.
The open forum on ‘Strengthening the Employability of Youth Leaving Care’ attempts to
create a dialog between policy makers, employers, educational institutions and youth about
the employability of young people leaving care, including the challenges they face and their
recommendations to redress the situation. This event was led by youth advocates, supported
by the findings of youth consultations, conducted by SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka in
partnership with Generation Never Give Up (GNG) Network of care leavers in Sri Lanka.
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Manique in the audience.
Manique Gunaratne
The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon,
385 J3 Old Kotte Road,
Rajagiriya,
Sri Lanka.