Prof. Eileen Pittaway

Eileen Pittaway is the Director of the Centre for Refugee Research (CRR) at UNSW. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies, teaching in the Master of Social Development and the Bachelor of Social Work. Eileen has over 25 years experience working in the field of refugee policy, with a focus on the needs of refugee women and children. In the past two decades decade she has conducted research, provided training to refugees, UN and NGO staff in refugee camps and urban settings, acted as technical advisor and evaluated humanitarian and development projects in Kenya, Thailand, Ethiopia, Bougainville, Egypt, India, Sri Lanka Jordan. Colombia, Uganda, Zambia, Finland and Australia. She was also involved in...

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Kate Penman

Editor Collectivism Magazine( Collectivism is a community, arts, and social action magazine. Its mission is always to look at our city from the grassroots up and highlight the frontline heroes of our city in our community and the cultural capital within our City.)

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Diyodi Menon

Diyodi Menon is an artist, video content creator and a photographer. Diyodi worked in the media unit of the National Anti-War Front, Srilanka as a video editor and involved in many projects demanding a political solution for the 30 years old Sri Lankan civil war. He is still continuing his fight for a more diverse and peaceful world where everyone can live in harmony.He is living in the UK since 2011 and he is still actively engaged in human right activities, including "It's our right" project. He support this project with his technical skills to deliver a more powerful message to the community.

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Damayanthi Sathya Muthukumaranage

Damayanthi Sathya Muthukumaranage, originally from Sri Lanka, has been living in the UK since 2017. In addition to founding ‘It’s Our Right’, she is working as a communication consultant for the International Movement Against all form of Discrimination and Racism’s (IMADR) Asia Committee. Throughout her career spanning 20 years, Damayanthi has used her skills such as creative design, writing and video making to bring ideological changes to society. She has worked as a feminist cartoonist and a social media campaigner, and has a good reputation of a feminism poet.    During the last few years of the Sri Lankan civil war (2004- 2009), she joined the media unit of the National Anti-War Front and risked her life to demand a...

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