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SRI LANKA BROADCASTING CORPORATION GIVES PUBLICITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Ms. Manique Gunaratne, Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera and Mr. Chamod Nayanananda from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre spoke on ICT training and internship opportunities for persons with disabilities in a programme titled “Anduren eliyata” at the Swedeshiya Sewaya of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in March 2018.

 

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At the recording.

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anduren eliyata ict awards and internship march 2018

 

Manique Gunaratne

Executive Committee Member for Advocacy and Lobbying for Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Sri Lanka Foundation for Rehabilitation of the Disabled

 

VALIDATION WORKSHOP ON THE PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE STUDY ON “WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AND EMPLOYMENT THROUGH THE LENS OF GENDER-RESPONSIVE BUDGETS”

UN Women Sri Lanka commissioned the Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR) to conduct this research to support government’s ongoing efforts in addressing issues confronted by women with disabilities, especially disadvantages with respect to economic empowerment – an important dimension in disability rights.  Given the uniqueness of this research and significance of the findings, this validation workshop was organised to share the key findings and recommendations, and to receive suggestions/feedback. In addition to that,  an Advance Training on Gender-Responsive Budget (GRB) was conducted by an expert from UNWomen-India .

Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ayasana Gunasekera of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre was invited for the Dissemination Workshop on the Preliminary Results of the study on “Women with Disabilities and Employment through the Lens of Gender Responsive Budgets” which was held at Hotel Janaki in March 2018.

 

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Manique and Ayasana attending the session.

Manique Gunaratne

Council Member – Cisco Networking Academy Council

INTERNET SOCIETY INCLUDES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ON MEMBERS DAY

The Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter organized the Members Day at the Navro Hotel in March 2018. Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Network on Disability made a speech on “Motivation”.

 

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1 Group photo.

2 Manique and Sagarika

3 Manique speaking.

Manique Gunaratne

Sub Committee Member of Policy Development Unit of Prime Minister’s Office on Vocational, Technical Training and Employment Forcusing on Persons with Disabilities

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN SPORTS

The US Embassy hosted a webchat with paralympians and human rights advocates to talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion in sports in March 2018 at the Full Bright Commission. People working in the area of disability participated at this webchat ‘Athletes Without Limits’.  The discussion focused on how are these change-makers transform their environments by fighting for disability rights, women’s rights, and inclusion;  and their work with civil society, educational institutions, and governments to create change at the local and global levels.

Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre moderated the discussion with the local female athletes who have reached the international arina.

 

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1 Group of resource persons.

2 Female athletes – Rasanjali and Indu.

3 Kumudu and Manique

4 Manique  moderating the session.

5 Participants.

6 Welcome by the US Embassy.

Manique Gunaratne

Manager – Specialise Training and Disability Resource Centre of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon

EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

UN Women commissioned a research to CENWOR on “Strengthening Gender Responsiveness of Employment Sector Policies and Programmes: A Focus on women with disabilities. In relation to this study CENWOR together with UN Women India trained the women collectives, who are actively working for women with disabilities, to claim their rights on employment using gender responsive framework. In order to give an introduction to GRB, CENWOR conducted a basic training on GRB in February 2018 at CENWOR Auditorium.

Dr. Swapna Bist Joshi, who has more than ten years of progressive and diverse experience in the field of development research with focus on public policy and expenditure and expert in Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB), Gender Mainstreaming and Trainings, was the resource person.

Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre participated to contribute to employment for women with disabilities.

 

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1 Attending the session.

2 Participants.

Manique Gunaratne

Vice President – Rehab Lanka Sports Club for Persons with Disabilities

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SRI LANKA AND USA

The US Embassy organized an event with jazz music to celebrate 70 years of relationships between Sri Lanka and USA at the Galle Face Hotel in February 2018. The US Embassy included persons with disabilities in their agenda. Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre were invited for this historical event.

 

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1 Jazz music.

2 Manique and Ayasana.

3 Enjoying the event.

Manique Gunaratne

CISCO International Trainer for I T E (Information Technology Essentials) and CCNA (Cisco Computer Network Associates)

 

GENDER FESTIVAL INCLUDES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The University of Kelaniya organized the Gender Festival in February 2018. The Coordinating Centre for Students with Disabilities were given the opportunity to organize a stall to make awareness on “Gender and disability” for the general public. Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre, Dr. Shyamini Hettiarachchi, Mr. Chamod Ruwanga and Ms. Isuru Ayeshmi together with the students with disabilities were able to make awareness on disability at the gender festival.

 

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Team members at the stall.

Manique Gunaratne

Executive Committee Member – Disability Organisations’ Joint Front