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Subha Wijesiriwardena

Subha supports the development of CREA’s global institutes: on sexuality, gender and rights (SGRI), and sexuality, gender, technology and rights (Me, We and the Machine), including developing a cohesive alumni strategy which would meaningfully connect over 3000 CREA Institute alumni to CREA work and to each other. In addition, she supports international-level advocacy and communications.

Subha has a degree in Communication and Media Studies. She is a feminist activist and researcher who works on gender, sexuality and digital rights in Sri Lanka and Southasia. Previously, she led programs in the Gender and Sexuality domain at Women and Media Collective, Sri Lanka’s leading feminist organization. She is the co-founder of A Collective for Feminist Conversations, based out of Colombo; a borderless online/on-ground platform for intergenerational and intersectional feminist conversation.

She has co-authored Not Traditionally Technical, Lesbian women and their use of online space in Sri Lanka (WMC, APC) and the upcoming Acts of Agency: Exploring a Feminist Approach to Abortion in Sri Lanka (South Asia Survey, SAGE).

Subha currently sits on the inaugural Advisory Committee of Act Together for Inclusion (ACTIF), funded by the Canadian government to promote and protect the human rights of LGBTIQ persons.