Favorite Quote: “There is no such thing as single-issue struggles because we don’t live single-issue lives” – Audre Lorde
Zahrah is a feminist researcher who is currently a part of a multi-country research group working to develop a care package for mental health of survivors of violence in South Asia with partners based in Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka and the UK. She is following her MA in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Colombo at present and has a BA (Hons) – Major: English, Minors : Economics/International Relations, from the University of Colombo and a Bachelor in Business from Edith Cowan University, Australia. Zahrah is currently the Resource Mobilization Lead at Hashtag Generation (an
organization led and run by a group of young tech-savvy Sri Lankans advocating for meaningful civic and political participation of youth, especially young women and youth from minority groups); an Advisor to Sisterhood Initiative (a volunteer group dedicated to understanding and addressing issues faced by Muslim women in Sri Lanka) and a core team member of the Muslim Personal Law Reform Action Group (MPLRAG) (a lobby group consisting of individuals who are rights advocates, women’s rights activists, lawyers, researchers and journalists). She speaks English, Sinhala (and a bit of French).