The British Council is committed to making 2020 count for women and girls everywhere. The ambition to reach gender equity and eliminate disadvantage is at the heart of all the Women and Girls work we do across the avenues of arts and society. This event features a virtual panel discussion featuring our partners with whom we deliver our work around Women and Girls.
Among the issues faced by women and girls in Sri Lanka are a high rate of domestic violence, sexual harassment, early marriage, early pregnancy and unemployment. This is especially true in marginalized communities that are below the poverty line, and with contributory problems such as drug and alcohol abuse.
In the recent past, innovative and creative approaches have been used to engage communities and provide a platform for dialogue and moderate narratives. Storytelling provides a way for communities to address stereotypes, improve community cohesion and resilience.