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Sachini Perera

Sachini is a Sri Lankan queer feminist activist with a background in law, journalism and international relations. Her work is located at the intersection of the internet, popular culture, sexuality and gender, freedom of expression, and policymaking. She has worked in strategic communications and advocacy for feminist and women’s rights organizations for the past 9 years. In 2017 she set up Ghosha (meaning loud, noisy, outspoken), a feminist initiative in Sri Lanka that aims to support the voices of women in Sri Lanka on the internet and challenge the structural barriers that prevent them from using the internet in free, rights-based, affirmative and pleasurable ways. 


Feminist talk

Finding the Pleasure Point in Internet Policy Spaces

Posted Jue 27 Jun 2019 - 13:04 | 6,463 views

For some of us pleasure in our work is possible, even if it is to find the breaking and bending points in the institutions of policy and law. But even though political and particularly feminist frameworks make space for pleasure, where is the space for that in legal or policy language at the international or national level?

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In depth

How Tiktok is a platform for performance and play for women in Sri Lanka

Posted Vie 10 Mayo 2019 - 12:47 | 13,527 views

Tiktok is a wildly popular short video platform and has led to a myriad form of creative and playful expressions. This article explores the videos from Ceylon in relation to heteronormativity, gender, and how the boundaries between the personal and public are blurred.

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Feminist talk

What do women’s rights have to do with the SDGs and the Internet?

Posted Mar 1 Ago 2017 - 05:31 | 5,722 views
The sustainable development goals explicitly mention gender equality, yet how will this be achieved and how is this linked to the potentially transformative role that ICTs could play. If the SDGs are going to use ICTs as a vehicle to achieve the goals then we need to use an intersectional and multi-pronged approach to ensure that women, girls and other marginalized groups are not left behind.