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Youth Peace Champions Event 2019

Gender Equality & GBV

Congratulations to LAW’s Transitional Justice Champions!

Youth Peace Champions Colombo 2019

Youth Peace Champions Colombo 2019

Pavithra Rajendran, Rajeevi Mapalagama, and Lahiruni Ekanayake (pictured left with LAW staff) were selected to represent LAW as young peacebuilders following LAW’s transitional justice course for 23 law students from University of Colombo in August 2018, in a project funded by the United Nations Peace Building Fund.  They presented at the Youth Peace Champions Event from 2 – 4 April 2019, organised by our partner National Peace Council of Sri Lanka. Students from 12 universities from across Sri Lanka came to share their ideas on reconciliation and transitional justice. They used short plays, skits, lectures, and short films to creatively present on Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process, tackling issues that can be difficult to talk about with mere words. LAW’s champions delivered their idea for Sri Lanka’s future truth commission.