Vasuki Jeysankar, Sri Lanka
I am from the North of Sri Lanka and settled in the East after my graduation from the University of Jaffna in Bio Science. From my early teens I have started to express the experiences of survival in war through paintings. This has brought me into the women’s rights circles, where I found the passion of my life - working for women. I worked for local and international organisations in the capacity of a women’s rights/child right expert, especially for the ones experiencing violence in the conflict affected areas of Sri Lanka. This experience brought me to Bangladesh to facilitate developing a case management system for the sex workers. I use my creative ability in the trainings and in bringing out the voices of women.
As many of my sisters around the world, I am searching for ways to stop human rights violations and that is one reason for me to join this program.
‘We should create a Weaponless World for Our Children, if not stop creating Children’.