The Sex-reality Workshop for Young People

As a part of COLOMBO PRIDE 2009 organized by EQUAL GROUND in collaboration with the National Youth Coalition on Sexual Reproductive Rights, we are organizing a workshop on “The Sex-reality” on the 4th of July 2009, from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at Equal Grounds.

For reservations or more information please feel free to contact:
Milinda Rajapaksha (National Youth Coalition) on 077253307
Nigel de Silva (EQUAL GROUND) on 011-5679766
Email Milinda:

For more information about the Colombo Pride see the EQUAL GROUND website


9 Responses to “The Sex-reality Workshop for Young People”

  1. 2 charles Nigel de Silva July 7, 2009 at 14:53

    The workshop held at EQUAL GROUND, was house full with 31 participants (Youth). it was more or less a stimulant for the participants to get a taste of the topics on Sexuality and gender issues too. the combination of discussions and games brought topics that we usually wouldn’t discuss in many forums. From what i felt from the group was they were very receptive and eager to learn and understand the situation around us and also had the sensitivities to accept those known LGBT in the group too. Many agreed (Evaluation) that LGBTIQ person should have the right to be ‘out’ and proud. it was reassuring that those present showed interest in taking the message across to their friends and family. it was stated that this workshop is only a stimulant for the participants to get more information as they go along. a topic as heavy and deep as this is not and easy one to cover in a few hours, but through the receptiveness of the participants and their eagerness to learn made it all the more interesting to facilitate.

    What i would look forward to is that all participants would get involved more in this movement to better the world we live in, and free it from stigma and discrimination for “All” no matter – sexuality, Colour, Race, Religion, PLHIV, Socio-economic background.

    Thanking all of you who attended the workshop and those who supported it in order for it to be the success it was.

    Yours Positively


  2. 3 nooranie July 7, 2009 at 22:20

    Great work Nigel! we shall always try to build teams like this…

  3. 5 Bhagya Ratnayake July 9, 2009 at 08:04

    Hi Nigel!

    Thumbs up for the Pride week! Would have loved it if the workshop was a bit more comprehensive but then again, it was a one day event. Please keep us posted on your programmes & we shall try our best to support you and your team 🙂 Looking forward to working with you in future programmes 🙂

    Best Wishes!

    • 6 charles Nigel de Silva July 9, 2009 at 11:02

      Thanks Bhagya,

      was great having you at the workshop. as I said it was a stimulant to get your minds thinking on the issue and as you rightly said it was Only a one day workshop. what else would you have liked to have seen in the workshop?

      yours positively


  4. 7 imesha somasiri July 9, 2009 at 10:23

    i always luved NIgel’s way of teaching (making us realize almost!)us smthng which is vry vry sensitve. my first learing 4m u was @ ICAAP,whr u made me feel wt a person living wit HIV wud be undergoing. =(

    at equal ground also u did JUST sm small activities n gv us anothr way of seeing d outer world!

    tnx Nigel n d gang!
    hope to join wit url in future wrk!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

    • 8 charles Nigel de Silva July 10, 2009 at 15:30

      Thank you Imesha, and its wonderful to have people like you who will know how to treat and respect others no matter what their background is!


      Yours Positively


  5. 9 bhagya senaratne July 10, 2009 at 23:45

    Hi Nigel!

    It was really nice working with you and your team the other day. Hope to be involved with you guys in future activities too! Hope there are many more workshops we can come 🙂

    I really like the way you relate to us that these issues are very sensitive and indeed thought provoking. I hope we will be able to relate that to whoever we speak 🙂

    All the best in your future endeavours!

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