Amilani Perera a popular fashion designer and Thiyasha De Fonseka, one of the directors of Tiesh Jewellers have joined hands together with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka to uplift, support and empower women who have faced violence in Sri Lanka. Amilani and Thiyasha are working on a campaign to help shelters that take in sexually assaulted and abused women, young girls and children. These shelters are run privately and are struggling due to a lack of donations. They are currently having to turn away victims as they are unable to provide them with basic needs of food.
They kickstarted a project which aims to sell t-shirts with their unique slogan. The project was launched at The Design Collective where the
T -shirts are available for sale. 100% of the proceeds from the project will be donated to the shelters. They also hope to continue supporting this needy cause in the future with the help of their family and friends and to be able to spread the word around.
The story behind the slogan is to stop the stereotyping or ask what the victim was wearing when a rape/abuse/ assault occurs. No matter what a girl wears no one has the right to cause her any harm. They emphasise and believe that it is something that must be taught to children.