Aaranya Rajasingam

Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka (SRP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Aaranya Rajasingam is a women's rights and peace activist from Sri Lanka. At present she is an Advisor at GIZ in the Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka (SRP) Programme. Within this role, she is directly involved in supporting partners engaged in research, advocacy and campaigns on hate speech in social media, and promoting collaboration between multi-stakeholders to promote social cohesion and peacebuilding online. Prior to this she was the Executive Direcrtor of Viluthu, a local NGO, the Communications Specialist at the UNDP and the Regional Liaison Officer for GPPAC South Asia. Her thematic interests are good governance, participatory democracy, social media and film making. She has an MSc. in Strategic Studies and a B.A. in English Literature.

DEEP DIVE: Social Media and Peacebuilding – Challenges and Opportunities I

Virtual Session 12Relate

Social media can play a corrosive role in the dissemination of hate and incitement to violence – but it can also contribute to positive change. How can we approach these challenges and use social media as a tool in peacebuilding?

DEEP DIVE: Social Media and Peacebuilding - Challenges and Opportunities II

Virtual Session 12 Relate

Social media can play a corrosive role in the dissemination of hate and incitement to violence – but it can also contribute to positive change. How can we approach these challenges and use social media as a tool in peacebuilding?

Aaranya Rajasingam is a women's rights and peace activist from Sri Lanka. At present she is an Advisor at GIZ in the Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka (SRP) Programme. Within this role, she is directly involved in supporting partners engaged in research, advocacy and campaigns on hate speech in social media, and promoting collaboration between multi-stakeholders to promote social cohesion and peacebuilding online. Prior to this she was the Executive Direcrtor of Viluthu, a local NGO, the Communications Specialist at the UNDP and the Regional Liaison Officer for GPPAC South Asia. Her thematic interests are good governance, participatory democracy, social media and film making. She has an MSc. in Strategic Studies and a B.A. in English Literature.

DEEP DIVE: Social Media and Peacebuilding – Challenges and Opportunities I

Virtual Session 12Relate

Social media can play a corrosive role in the dissemination of hate and incitement to violence – but it can also contribute to positive change. How can we approach these challenges and use social media as a tool in peacebuilding?

DEEP DIVE: Social Media and Peacebuilding - Challenges and Opportunities II

Virtual Session 12 Relate

Social media can play a corrosive role in the dissemination of hate and incitement to violence – but it can also contribute to positive change. How can we approach these challenges and use social media as a tool in peacebuilding?

The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.

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