Category Archives: Women with Disabilities

“16 DAYS ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE”

UN Women invited Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon as a panelist for a program on “16 days Activism against Gender-based Violence” on International Day for Persons with Disabilities in December 2018 at the UN Compound. The objective of the program was to provide a platform for women to express their observations and familiarities with GBV and to assist United Nations to better facilitate their programs and initiative for women.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique speaking.

 

2 Manique and Ayasana.

3 Manique and Young.

4 Pannelists (Manique, Nisha and Princy)

5 Banner.

Manique Gunaratne

Blog: http://efcnetworkondisability.employers.lk/

 

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION HUMAN RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR MSMES

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Sri Lanka, together with IPM and the National Chamber of Commerce, had a National Event on Diversity and Inclusion Human Resource Toolkit for MSMEs in October 2018 at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute. Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon was a panelist to discuss about issues pertaining integrating youth with different needs into diverse workforce. Professor Maithree Wickramasinghe was the chief guest.

The Diversity and Inclusion Human Resource Toolkit is developed for MSMEs for employing women and youth into workforce and it offers information on nine different components of human resource development in the workplace. The objective of the toolkit is to improve the productivity of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by developing a simple HR system and good, inclusive HR practices to accommodate youth and women into workforce. Thereby create a better, conducive, harassment free workplace for young men and women in Sri Lanka.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique at the panel.

2 Manique with Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe.

3 Manique conducting a session.

4 Manique speaking at the panel.

5 Distant view of the panel.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Vice President – Rehab Lanka Sports Club for Persons with Disabilities

DEAF WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS

The Deaf Women’s Association celebrated 20 years of success in October 2018. Deaf women from all corners of Sri Lanka gathered to Star Gazer Hotel to celebrate the anniversary. Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon made a presentation to motivate women with disabilities at this function.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique on screen.

2 Manique conducting a session.

3 Participants

Manique Gunaratne

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

SRI LANKA BROADCASTING CORPORATION GIVES PUBLICITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon together with Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera (EFC), Ms. Chamari Sandamali (Jinasena Training & Rehabilitation Trust and EFC trainee) and Mr. Gemunu Priyashantha (EFC trainee) spoke on Soft Skills for persons with disabilities in the programme titled “Anduren Eliyata” at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in June 2018.

 

Picture description for vision impaired perssons:

Manique, Sandamali, Gemunu and Sujeewa recording the programme.

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

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

SRI LANKA BROADCASTING CORPORATION GIVES PUBLICITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Ms. Manique Gunaratne from the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre together with Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera from EFC, Ms. Chamari Sandamali, EFC trainee from Jinasena Training & Rehabilitation Trust spoke about the MIUSA (Mobility International USA) – EFC (The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon) WILD (Women Institute on Leadership & Disability) Asia 2018 programme. The half an hour radio programme titled “Anduren Eliyata” was broadcasted in June 2018 at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

 

Picture description for vision impaired persons:

Sujeewa Manage, Manique, Ayasana and Sandamali at the recording.

 

Manique Gunaratne

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

RESEARCH ON WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

The Rehabilitation & Human Services of The Pennsylvania State University – Abington College in USA and World University Services of Canada (WUSC) is conducting a research on health, education, vocational training and employment for women with disabilities in Sri Lanka. Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre together with 15 women with disabilities (EFC trainees) contributed with valuable inputs for this research.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique and Prof. Abby from USA.

2 Manique and Puvaneswari.

3 Manique

Manique Gunaratne

Expert Body of the Sub Committee on Persons with Disabilities – Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka