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Subha Wijesiriwardena

Subha is a Manager of Programs and Innovation at CREA, where she works on CREA’s strategic objective on strengthening the resilience of feminist movements against anti-gender, anti-democracy forces, and defending civic space. This includes working within the Our Voices Our Futures consortium, and developing and implementing CREA’s global “challenging criminalization” strategy. In addition, she works on CREA’s global institutes, such as the Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute (SGRI), and supports global-level advocacy.

Subha has a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Bangalore and is a feminist activist and researcher who has worked on gender, sexuality and digital rights in Sri Lanka and South Asia. 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 conversations.

She has co-authored ‘Not Traditionally Technical, Lesbian women and their use of online space in Sri Lanka’ (EROTICS South Asia: WMC, APC), ‘Acts of Agency: Exploring a Feminist Approach to Abortion in Sri Lanka’ (South Adia Survey, SAGE), and recently authored “Porn, sexuality and expression in Sri Lanka: feminist debates and interventions” in the journal Porn Studies. 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. She lives in New York City.