National-Level dialogue on ‘Women Unite to Remember’

War-affected women from three ethnic communities shared their perspectives alongside legal professionals, state officials, representatives from NGOs/INGOs, professionals of the private sector and independent commissions. This was conducted on 23 August 2019 at the BMICH. The principal aim of this National Dialogue was to bring both community women and government officers to one platform and provide an opportunity for women’s views on memory to be heard by policy makers and government officials. To ensure that women’s perspectives are taken into consideration in the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka, an album of illustrations containing what and how women want to memorialize their experiences was introduced on this occasion. This event also featured art from the travelling exhibition CEJ held in July 2019 and the women who produced the art pieces were among the invitees.