Photograph submitted by Senel Wanniarachchi
“Who died and made you the king of anything?”
In most instances GBV occurs, as there is a false perception that one sex is stronger, powerful and more influential than the other. And a higher percentage of that is reflected as violence agaisnt women. The patriarchal system prevalent in Sri Lanka and most parts of the world only adds on to this making such heinous crimes almost justifiable.
Senel Wanniarachchi is a writer, photographer and social worker, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is an undergraduate level student of the University of Colombo, studying International Relations, Political Science and Sociology. He works as a print/broadcast and photo journalist, and is a freelance writer and photographer for several newspapers and Magazines. He aspires for a career in International Relations and Social Service. You can find more of Senel’s work here.