Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sri Lanka Unites Represented at World Conference on Youth and the South Asia Summit on Youth and Human Rights

The month of May was an exciting time for Sri Lanka Unites as members from Team SLU were represented as panelists at the South Asian Summit on Youthand Human Rights (SASYHR) organized by The Road to Rights. Ramzi Zain Deen, Tracy Kumarapeli, Tariq Mohideen and NishathNajumudeen were panelists at SASYHRon the importance of Human Rights Education in the Educational System in South Asia, Gender Equality and ICT to uplift Human Rights education respectively.

Immediately after SLU launched the new SPEAK UP Campaign at the World Conference on Youth, also SLU’s National Director Ramzi Zain Deen was named as a facilitator for the session on Individual Rights vs. The Rights of the States.

The launch of the SPEAK UP Campaign at the World Conference on Youth (WCY) organized was perhaps the most significant event on the final day of WCY, according to the attendees. The launch of the SPEAK UP Campaignfocused on some of the current issues relating to religious intolerance on social media and which can also be seen on a daily basis.

The SPEAK UP campaign aims to contribute towards tackling racism, religious intolerance and associated harassment and violence in Sri Lanka. At its core, the campaign simply asks or reminds that we stop and speak up against racism or any form of discrimination which we get to see on our day to day lives. The objective of the campaign would be to encourage viewers to stand up and make a voice against religious discrimination and to voice their opinions to make a stop to the violent posts, hate speeches and religious discrimination.

As we are requesting the general public to be a part of this campaign, If you wish to submit your own videos to us please send us an email to Click on the link below to watch one of our recent videos created for the SPEAK UP Campaign.

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