Hashtag Team

NOISE OVER INCIDENTS

Incident 1: Convicted murderer, death row inmate, Premalal Jayasekara was given permission by the Appeals Court on the 7th of September to attend sittings in Parliament. He was convicted of murder by the Court on 30th July, a few days before the General Election. However, he secured a seat in Parliament obtaining over 142,000 preferential …

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Honouring the Victims of 21 April 2019 Through Togetherness and Unity

By Shreen Abdul Saroor Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Easter Sunday attacks, in which eight IS terrorists senselessly murdered 269 Catholic and Christian worshippers and tourists, shattering our collective sense of unity and togetherness.  Families celebrating Christianity’s holiest day and tourists visiting our beautiful shores were massacred by those who claimed Islam only …

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Cyber Security and Advocacy Training

The LGBTQ+ community of Sri Lanka undergo severe challenges on online platforms that can be understood as a translation of prejudices and discriminatory laws and practices within offline scenarios. Taking into consideration the need to educate youth from the LGBTQ+ community, #Generation successfully carried out a 3 day residential training on Cybersecurity and Digital Advocacy …

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Strategizing Meeting on Postponement of Local Govt Elections

As a group that has been advocating for meaningful engagement of women in local governance we were concerned that the delays in holding elections, while posing a broader threat to democracy in the country, will also pose a significant challenge to sustaining the continued interest in on the 25% quota for women in local government …

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#WeGovernSL – 2016

Hashtag Generation was awarded a grant by Frida Young Feminist Fund to conduct training programs for aspiring young women politicians in Sri Lanka through residential training programs held in Colombo and Jaffna, the former in Sinhala and the latter in Tamil, in June 2016. Each training ran for two days, and had a total of 40 participants and covering topics such as basics of politics, how to run a social media campaign, utilizing mass media for election purposes, electoral mapping, etc.