Sharanya Sekaram

Global Women's Movements Engagement Lead

Sharanya Sekaram is a Policy and Advocacy Consultant who is currently working with VOICE – a global feminist humanitarian organization – as their Global Women’s Movements Engagement Team Lead based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sharanya holds an LLB (Hons) from Staffordshire University and a Masters in Conflict and Peace Studies from the University of Colombo, she is also currently reading for a MA in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colombo. She is passionate about the democratization of information and resources, as well as access to networks and spaces and co-founded a feminist collective called Everystory Sri Lanka.

Event Schedule

19 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
10:30 am EEST 12:00 pm EEST Reframing Systems: Centering Women’s and girls’ leadership in Humanitarian Action
Room MH 3-1

This event will provide a space for co-creative multi-stakeholder reflection on the challenges and opportunities faced by Women-Led Organisations (WLO), including those Read More

Diana Rodríguez Franco

Secretary of Women's Affairs

City Government of Bogotá

Sharanya Sekaram

Global Women's Movements Engagement Lead


04:30 pm EEST 06:00 pm EEST Stories of Girls’ Resistance: Shifting narratives, power, and the world
Room AD 10-2

This session will bring together story curators, storytellers and artists to discuss what this collection of stories tells us about girls’ resistance over time, space, Read More

Anisie Byukusenge

Program Assistant


Sharanya Sekaram

Global Women's Movements Engagement Lead


Ruby Johnson

Gender Justice Consultant / Co-Lead Global Resilience Fund


Jody Myrum


Stories of Girls' Resistance

Valerie Honore

Director and Community Engagement Officer

I Have A Right Foundation (Dominica) and Caribbean Girls Collective

Shazia Usman

Communications Specialist / Storyteller / Writer

UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office / Stories of Girls Resistance

Françoise Moudouthe


African Women's Development Fund


Magdalene Dorto

Not applicable Not applicable

Deborah Nyirenda

Not applicable Not applicable

Yashmin Fernandes

Director Women's Digital Financial Inclusion Hub, Women's World Banking

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator Rotary International

Blandine Umuziranenge

Founder and CEO Kosmotivr

Taryn Russell

Deputy Executive Director Results Canada

Djeinaba Kane

Advocacy & Partnership Lead AfricaNenda

Rafiat Akinokun

Youth Advorate and cub's health nurse

Melania Chiponda

Gender and Climate Advisor The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Aries Setiadi

Managing Director Fintech Association Indonesia

Claude Mambo Muvunyi

Director General Rwanda Biomedical Center

Hanna Lemma

Co-founder & Contributor Addis Powerhouse

Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC

Dr. Lisa Avery

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Director Africa Initiatives

Carmen Correa

CEO Pro Mujer

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Anis Farid

Research Project Manager Women's Aid Organisation

Patricia Elias

Every Woman International Lawyer; Chief, Global Diplomatic Campaign

Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho Every Woman Indrani Fellow

Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda