Category Archives: Specialised Training

INCLUSIVE RESPONSES TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organised a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in North Central Province in February 2021. The programme was held at the Sahana Association for the Disabled in Anuradhapura.

Among the areas covered were:

  • Mechanisms behind how violence intersects with gender and disability.
  • Reflection on caregiver’s experience on gender-based violence faced by women with disabilities and awareness on the role and responsibilities of caregivers during pandemics.
  • Challenges and methods to overcome these barriers during the pandemic by women with disabilities concerning gender-based violence.
  • Educating on the support systems available for women with disabilities related to gender-based violence locally.
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
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Group Photograph
Introduction of the Programme
Introduction of the Programme
Trainer & The Sign Language Interpreter
Trainer & The Sign Language Interpreter
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
The participant with Trainer
The participant with Trainer
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
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Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Session on the services available on GBV
Session on the services available on GBV
Participants
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Participants
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Participants and Resource Persons
Participants and Resource Persons
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign Language Interpretation

Manique Gunaratne
Web: http://www.employers.lk

MICROSOFT EXCEL FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES

A group of persons with diverse #disabilities (vision impaired, partially sighted, deaf and hard of hearing, physical disability, wheelchair users and slow learners) successfully completed a course of study in Microsoft Excel at The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre in April 2021. The training was conducted by Ms Manique Gunaratne. The target group included job seekers, school leavers, under-graduates and people who are employed.

Persons with Physical and Learning Disabilities
Persons with Physical and Learning Disabilities
Persons with Physical and Learning Disabilities with Staff
Persons with Physical and Learning Disabilities with Staff
Vision Impaired Trainees
Vision Impaired Trainees
Hearing Impaired Trainees
Hearing Impaired Trainees
Trainer with a Hearing Impaired Trainee
Trainer with a Hearing Impaired Trainee
Training Session
Training Session
Training Session
Training Session
 Training Session
Training Session
 Training Session
Training Session

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

MITIGATING GENDER-BASED AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organised a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID Pandemic in Eastern Province in February 2021. The programme was held at the National Institute for Social Development (NISD) in Ampara. Women with and without disabilities and men with and without disabilities were trained as training of trainers (Tot). Some of the areas covered during this programme were:

  • Introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).
  • Understanding on SRH and Sexual violence for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Educating on Family Planning, Subfertility and Abortion for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Prevention of Sexual Violence for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic and instructions for legal assistance.
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Participants
Participants
Participants at the session on GBV
Participants at the session on GBV
Participants
Participants
Interactive Session
Interactive Session
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Group Photograph
Welcoming of Participants
Welcoming of Participants
Awarding Certificates
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Awarding Certificates
Lighting the Digital Oil Lamp
Lighting the Digital Oil Lamp
Sharing Experiences
Sharing Experiences
Sharing Experiences
Sharing Experiences
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Sign Language Interpretations
Sign Language Interpretations
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan

Manique Gunaratne
Fax – 0094112867946

DISABILITY SENSITIVITY FOR ACADEMIC STAFF OF UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO

The University of Colombo conducted training on Disability Awareness and Sensitization under the Faculty of Arts – AHEAD grant and implemented in collaboration with the Centre for Disability Research Education and Practice (CEDREP) and the Staff Development Centre (SDC), the University of Colombo for the academic staff in May 2021. Ms. #Manique Gunaratne conducted the session on how to provide;

  • Diversity of disability – varied lived realities of persons with disabilities.
  • The role of inclusive technology and assistive devices.
  • Inclusive language and terminology
  • Building a respectful and inclusive university community by interaction, assistance, disability accommodation and socialization.
Online Participants
Online Participants
 Online Participants
Online Participants
Manique Presenting
Manique Presenting
Presentation
Presentation

Manique Gunaratne
Resource Person – Beyond the Reach Project of Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter

BUILDING A SUPPORT NETWORK TO PREVENT GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organized a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Northwestern Province in January 2021. The programme was organized with the support of the District Disability Forum in Puttalam and was held at the District Secretariat Office in Puttalam. This project is conducted at the provincial level and the national level. A support network was built with 82 organizations to support during an emergency or in a similar type of pandemic situation in the future.

51 women with disabilities and 10 men with disabilities were introduced among 30 women with non-disabilities and 10 men with non-disabilities under the “Best budding” concept (companion) to ensure the safety and well-being of persons with disabilities against gender-based violence. 
Women with disabilities received the opportunity to join and get eligibility for the ‘Be-Safe’ mobile app via the Android operating system.
280 hygiene kits which consist of sanitary essentials such as masks, sanitisers, sanitary pads, washing powder, soap etc. were distributed with the sponsorship of UNFPA and Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka.

Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Participants
Participants
 Participants
Participants
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign Language Interpretation
 Sign Language Interpretation
Sign Language Interpretation
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Participants
Participants
Donating a White Cane to a Visually Impaired Person
Donating a White Cane to a Visually Impaired Person
Donating White Canes to Organisations to be Distributed Among Members
Donating White Canes to Organisations to be Distributed Among Members
Session in Progress
Session in Progress
Session in Progress
Session in Progress
Session in Progress
Session in Progress
  Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
  Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Session in Progress
Session in Progress
Welcoming the Participants
Welcoming the Participants
Welcoming the Participants
Welcoming the Participants
Introduction to Gender-based Violence Session
Introduction to Gender-based Violence Session
Participants
Participants
Participants
Participants
Participants
Participants
Participants
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Participants
Group Activity
Group Activity
Group Activity
Group Activity
Group Activity
Group Activity
 Icebreaker Activity
Icebreaker Activity
 Icebreaker Activity
Icebreaker Activity
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Participants
Participants
Participants
Participants
Lighting the Virtual Oil Lamp
Lighting the Virtual Oil Lamp
Group Activity
Group Activity
Group Activity
Group Activity
Group Activity
Participants

#Manique Gunaratne
Country Representative – World Disability and Rehabilitation Professionals’ Association (WDRPA)