Tag: Beyond the Labels

Redefining Stereotypes: Girl’s Empowerment Through Sports

In a society where traditional gender roles often confine women to certain domains, sports stand as a prime example. Despite prevailing notions that sports are primarily for men, there are countless female athletes breaking through these barriers. Through our Beyond the Label project, we had the honor of conversing with one such remarkable athlete, A.M Chinthani VishmikaBandara in the University of Jaffna currently playing for Colombo Football Club. Her story echoes the journeys of women defying societal norms in sports.  1) How have you initiated your journey in the field of football professionally and as a woman what motivated you to pursue it professionally?  I started playing football at 8 years old, back in grade 3. It all began when I joined the school…

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Breaking the Binary: A Conversation with an IT Professional

The IT sector is usually thought to be best suited for men solely due to the high level of technical and mechanical expertise needed. In a conventional society where people believe girls are best suited for delicate vocations, we got the chance to speak with an outstanding female IT professional. Her story and what she has got to tell us have something for everyone eager to defy convention. 1) How do you perceive the role of women in the ICT industry today compared to, let’s say, a decade ago?  Since I’ve been in the industry for only four years, I still can’t speak for what it might have been like a decade ago, but from what I’ve seen and heard, it’s…

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