ICAN Partner and Sri Lankan peace activist Visaka Dharmadasa was interviewed this week as part of the Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) 16 days of inspiring activists. Visaka is the Founder and Chair of the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action, and played a key role in ending civil war in Sri Lanka.
Visaka says that “peace was a dirty word” in Sri Lanka after 2005, but she still believes that “women across the divide can come together so that we can really work towards achieving sustainable peace in my country.”
Watch the full video interview here.
- Interview with Visaka Dharmadasa, Association of War Affected Women in Sri Lanka
- WASL Partner Visaka Dharmadasa’s Efforts to Include More Women in Sri Lanka’s Peacekeeping
- Visaka Dharmadasa’s work acknowledged by H.E. the President of UNGA
- Statement of Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) on Sri Lanka Attacks
- Visaka Dharmadasa Responds to ICPPG’s Letter