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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
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
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
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Session on the services available on GBV
Session on the services available on GBV
Participants
Participants
Participants
Participants
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
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Welcoming of Participants
Welcoming of Participants
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
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

SUPPORTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WITH ASSISTIVE DEVICES

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & #Disability Resource Centre provides assistive devices for persons with disabilities to be independent and develop their employability skills. Mr Lalith Wickramasinghe received a wheelchair sponsored by Ms Sharmeen Falaldeen in July 2021. Mr Lalith Wickramasinghe is a disability activist who supports many persons with disabilities at the grassroots level to achieve their rights in the Puttlam district.

Wheelchair User
Wheelchair User
Handing over the Wheelchair
Handing over the Wheelchair

Manique Gunaratne
The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon,
385 J3 Old Kotte Road,
Rajagiriya,
Sri Lanka.

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

DISABILITY INCLUSION ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

Persons with disabilities at The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & #Disability Resource Centre spoke on their rights on World Humanitarian Day in August 2021.

“We must ensure that the aspirations and rights of persons with #disabilities are included and accounted for at all times!” says #Manique Gunaratne.

#WorldHumanitarianDay #DisabilityInclusion #Health4All #Health #Access #Service #LKA

Watch the video at: https://fb.watch/7tKqH9DbEj/

“Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights! Persons with disabilities are known to be at increased risk of protection concerns and transmission of the virus in the COVID19 pandemic. This is because they can face higher exposure rates due to the need for close contact with personal assistants/caregivers. Also, due to travel restrictions, persons with disabilities may be separated from family and/or primary caregivers and not have companions to facilitate their access to services.” says Lalith Wickramasinghe.

#WorldHumanitarianDay #DisabilityInclusion #Health4All #Health #Access #Service #LKA

Watch the video at:https://fb.watch/7tKtCKMFj6/

Manique Gunaratne
Tel. – 0094117801801