Two peer learning and skill-building training sessions for the consortium covering Conflict-related Sexual Violence (CRSV) and Transitional Justice and reparations for victim-survivors of CRSV

CEJ conducted a reflective learning workshop on Conflict-related Sexual Violence (CRSV) with the staff members of Search for Common Ground, Hashtag Generation and Centre for Equality and Justice. This workshop targeted staff of the Consortium of organizations working on the project titled ‘Caught in the Web: Tackling Gendered Drivers of the Conflict and Exclusion in Cyberspace’, and was held on the 23rd of August, at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. The workshop was a half day event with two sessions; the first session was conducted by Shreen Saroor (activist and member of Women’s Action Network) covering the definition of CRSV and giving everyone an overview of conflict and sexual violence committed specifically during the war and post-war periods in Sri Lanka. The second session was conducted by Thyagi Ruwanpathirana (Sri Lanka/South Asia Researcher, Amnesty International), who discussed concepts of Transitional Justice and reparations for victim survivors of CRSV, the misuse of the PTA Act in Sri Lanka, and the response mechanisms to CRSV in Sri Lanka. Participants shared their experiences and thoughts on the topics that were discussed with Shreen and Thyagi.