26/4A, Boundary Road South, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Unity Against SGBV

In a resounding display of community solidarity, Batticaloa stood united on December 11, 2023, to combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV). Teaming up with the Sri Lanka Centre for the Development of Film (SLCDF) Food Festival, this event went beyond awareness, actively raising funds for emergency assistance in the Batticaloa district.

1. Culinary Celebration, Social Responsibility The collaboration with the SLCDF Food Festival served a dual purpose—celebrating culinary diversity while addressing the pressing issue of SGBV.

2. Eco-Empowerment: Alternatives by Marginalized Entrepreneurs Standout products, eco-friendly alternatives crafted by SMEs owned by individuals with disabilities and women-headed families, showcased resilience and environmental responsibility.

  • Sustainability Spotlight: Promoted products emphasized sustainability, encouraging a shift away from plastic.
  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Businesses owned by marginalized communities fostered economic empowerment and inclusivity.

3. 10% for Change: A Collective Contribution A commendable 10% of the sales revenue from the plastic alternative promotion was generously donated to the “Emergency Assistance Fund” for SGBV victims.

  • Direct Impact: Funds directly contribute to emergency assistance, aiding those affected by SGBV.
  • Businesses with Heart: The initiative showcases businesses contributing meaningfully to societal challenges.

4. Milestones Against SGBV: Beyond Words This dedication event marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing battle against SGBV in Batticaloa, translating commitment into tangible actions.

  • Concrete Actions: Tangible initiatives speak volumes, exemplifying the power of community-driven efforts.
  • Breaking Barriers: Involving marginalized groups breaks down social barriers, fostering unity against SGBV.

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Conclusion: As the echoes of this dedication event reverberate, let it be a call to continued collaboration. Together, we forge a path towards a more inclusive and compassionate Batticaloa. Your support is the backbone of this movement. Stand united for a brighter future!

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