Law & Society Trust, together with researchers from
the Institute for Culture and Society at Western
Sydney University, have collaborated in an innovative
report documenting the stories of hardship and
resilience of Sri Lankan women with disabilities living
in war affected areas.
Women with disabilities and advocates of their rights
were active participants in directing the course of
this project, assisting researchers to shape and
develop the final report recommendations as a starting
point for a social, cultural and legal transformation to
achieve the aspirations of women with disabilities in
Sri Lanka, who have thus far received minimal
recognition in the domestic context.
The official launch of the Law & Society Trust, and Western Sydney University’s collaborative report: ‘OUT OF THE SHADOWS’ A STUDY OF WAR AFFECTED WOMEN
WITH DISABILITIES IN SRI LANKA was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation in July 2018. Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon ICT Training & Disability Resource Centre Joined to hear from the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in response to the findings and recommendations
Law & Society Trust is a not-for-profit organisation
engaged in human rights documentation, legal
research, and advocacy in Sri Lanka.
The Institute for Culture and Society researches
transformations in culture and society in the context
of contemporary global change. It champions
collaborative engaged research in the humanities
and social sciences for a globalizing digital age.
Manager – Specialise Training and Disability Resource Centre of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon