Ramona Vijeyarasa

Ramona is a human rights lawyer. Prior to joining ActionAid, she worked with the International Organisation for Migration in Vietnam and Ukraine on the trafficking of women and girls.

She has been an advocate for reproductive rights and gender justice at the Centre for Reproductive Rights and the International Centre for Transitional Justice, both based in New York.

Latest blogs

Together with our partner Casa da Mulher do Nordeste and thanks to the support of Comic Relief, for the last 3 years, we have been running a programme with Afro-Brazilian girls aged 10-18 who live in...
Ruy Ohtake é um arquiteto japonês nascido no Brasil. Eu nunca tinha ouvido falar dele antes da minha visita a Heliópolis, a maior favela de São Paulo com mais de 100 mil habitantes. Agora, este é um...
Reclaiming their right to the city is something social movements in Brazil know well. After only 12 hours in the city of Recife, I was already hearing of the latest occupation by the social movement...
Junto com o nosso parceiro Casa da Mulher do Nordeste e graças ao apoio do Comic Relief, nos últimos três anos, trabalhamos com meninas entre 10 e 18 anos da comunidade de Passarinho, na periferia de...
“I wish I could be free and live without fear; I wish we had well lit streets in my neighbourhood; I wish the neighbourhood was well patrolled, and I didn’t need to be afraid of the police. It would...
"Eu gostaria de ser livre e viver sem medo. Eu gostaria que tivéssemos ruas bem iluminadas no meu bairro, que ele fosse bem patrulhado e eu não precisasse ter medo da polícia. Seria maravilhoso se eu...
I cannot believe another year has disappeared. It is November already? For most women’s rights activists, this naturally brings to mind 16 Days of Activism. This year, I am privileged to find myself...
So often the development sector tries to respond to single issues.But the Cambodia migrant worker living in the outskirts of Phnom Penh does not only face fear of robbery and perhaps even rape when...
Bopha, a garment worker
International Women’s Day is a time of celebration, when activists, feminists and women’s movements appreciate the many advances that we have helped to bring about worldwide.In many ways, the world...
Today I’m in Dublin for the 8th World Alliance of Cities against Poverty Forum. This international meeting has brought together over 500 leaders and activists from all around the world, including UN...