‘Walk of ORANGE’ by TIIKM tomorrow to mark Women’s Day

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With the prime objective of celebrating International Women’s Day meaningfully by raising a collective voice for women in the society, The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) Sri Lanka has proudly organised ‘Walk of ORANGE’ on 9 March from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as a peaceful walk.  

The walk is scheduled to commence from the University of Colombo premises and will end at the Independence Square premises with a ceremonial function. This is organised in line with the second World Conference on Women’s Studies (WCWS) due on 5 and 6 May at Colombo, Sri Lanka in which both local and international academicians and researchers on women’s studies will be gathered together at one platform. The theme for the second WCWS will be ‘Empowering Future Generations of Women and Girls – Empowering Humanity’.

Walk of ORANGE 2016 will also be contributed by several other reputed clubs and associations in Sri Lanka including Women’s Centre, Sri Lanka, District 306 B2 – The International Association of Lions Clubs, Sri Lanka, Rotaract Club of Colombo Regency, Leo Clubs of Mahanama College, University of Colombo, Colombo Knights, Maharagama Golden City and Nawala Metro, while other active NGOs and associations also have agreed upon providing their maximum support in making this event a success. 

The Chief Guest of Walk of ORANGE 2016 will be Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Office Rosy Senanayake, while Women and Collective Executive Director Dr. Sepali Kottegoda and Association of War Affected Women Founder and Chair Visaka Dharmadasa, will be gracing the occasion as the distinguished Guests of Honour. 

The event will be enriched with several unique items such as ‘lighting of candles of Hope’ where each participant will light up a candle to symbolise bringing of light and blessings to the lives of women, and also ‘writing on the mirror wall’ where the participants get the opportunity of placing their ideas, thoughts and signatures on a board, which will be displayed at the Independence Square.

A special moment of appreciation will also be allocated in the agenda of Walk of ORANGE where we pay our due tribute to the female winners of South Asian Games 2016 who brought pride and honour to mother Sri Lanka with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their respective sports. 

For more details, please contact Upekha Pranagama (077 3087409/0113 132828/ [email protected]) or Rumesh Wasingha (0716 162184/0113 098522/[email protected]). You can also visit the official website of WCWS 16 on http://womenstudies.co/2016/walk-of-orange/.