he Human Rights Office in Kandy commemorated the 2021 International Human Rights Day at Good Shepherd Convent Kandy on the 08th January 2022 with the theme “Ensure the Prisoners their Dignity and Rights to Human Conditions". During the celebration prominent Human Rights Activists late Sr. Alexander Molligoda and the Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners (CPRP), led by Attorney-At-Law (AAL) Mr. Senaka Perera were awarded for their committed service to the prisoners.
The Human Rights Office in Kandy held the International Human Rights Day 2021 at the Good Shepherd Convent Kandy on the 08th January 2022 with the theme “Ensure the Prisoners their Dignity and Rights to Humane Conditions".
The impact of disappearances on the families is devastating and long lasting, leaving them in a terrible limbo, unable to find closure. At the same time, it reaches beyond the immediate communities of the disappeared, affecting entire societies grappling with the legacy of unresolved crimes and the obligation to provide families with the truth about the fate of their loved ones.
A round table conference was held along with Rita, the survivor, the lawyers, the staff and the members of the support group on the 12th August 2021 at the Human Rights Office to review the long walk of Rita seeking Justice and Redress. Rita in a soft tone narrated her painful experiences in seeking Justice and described her present life being a mother of two daughters. Rita thanked profusely all those who were around her during the past 20 years.
Media conference held on 03-08-2021 explaining the contents of the letter sent to the president of Sri Lanka by the Bishop of Kandy and his priests regarding the death of Ishalini and exploitation of children of the plantation sector.
Women make change - Empower them We know that education is the best tool to tackle harmful gender inequality and build confidence of girls’ and young women’s and equip them with the skills they need to lead. Girls and women in every corner of Sri Lankan society face injustice simply because of their gender. So, what makes this year 2021 and the years to come any different. Education as a means to achieving gender equality was firmly believed by the Human Rights Office.