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 political solution from the Sri Lankan government. After the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, she published many cartoons and articles about post-war crimes, demanding justice for war victims. She has been involved in numerous international projects led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the New South Wales University of Australia.
Damayanthi has long been active in the promotion of human rights in opposition to the way many people are ill-treated and marginalized. She is using her creativity as a method to communicate her messages about diversity, gender equality, women empowerment, children and refugee rights to the general public. She hopes this will help make our world a better place for all.