As the world continues to reel from the attacks in Sri Lanka last Sunday – we too at CREA are struggling to process our profound horror at the loss of innocent lives. The attacks came less than two weeks after many of our Sri Lankan colleagues joined together with other global feminists to gather at reconference and to help reimagine the world we want to live in.
The terrible events in Sri Lanka were a horribly violent instance of the mounting attacks on our public spaces. We join our Sri Lankan partners and colleagues in expressing our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives, as well as to the communities who have been profoundly impacted by these brutal attacks.
We at CREA believe that our strengths lie in our diversity and that a true feminist future is one which honors all forms of expression and identity, including the freedom to practice any religion without fear. We stand in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka and offer any possible support in this difficult time as they move forward on the challenging path of healing and the task of rebuilding community trust and peace in the face of this great loss.
Please read the full statement by women’s rights organizations on the violence on Easter Sunday 2019 on the Women and Media Collective site.