A fiercely committed activist for Sri Lankan human rights and women’s human rights globally, Abeysekera is one of the most important feminist activists whose name you might not know.
Back in the day, we talked and connected and networked to get organized. Today, led by my younger sisters, we are doing just the same. We didn’t “chit and chat.” We organized against the abuses of power, just as we do today. This is the best history report I could imagine reading during women’s history month. Let’s keep writing this report.
The myth that violence against women increases on Super Bowl Sunday won’t die. And opponents keep using it as a way to deflect attention from the fact that domestic, dating and sexual violence are serious problems every day, in every community.