Women for Women in Jail project introduces new faces

The team around AGSEP’s latest project in releasing women from remand has grown by two new members! The project, aiming at releasing women from remand prison who committed petty crimes here in the area around Marawila, just started in January and is now taking on new further tasks and challenges.

Sithara, the prospective Sri Lankan mediator for the project, worked for AGSEP in the tourism sector for 5 years enjoying her work a lot. Now she considers herself lucky that she has been given the opportunity to help Sri Lanka’s women who suffer in remand together with their children lacking their own bail-out. Being a Sri Lankan woman as well, she is glad that AGSEP is stepping forward to provide legal and financial assistance to these females. Sithara perfectly represents the missing link between these women and the work of AGSEP conducted by German interns so far.


Jana joined us all the way from Germany as an intern in the field of sociology. Currently enrolled in studies of business and politics in East Asia at the Ruhr Universität in Bochum, she is particularly interested in obtaining a deeper insight of Sri Lanka’s culture and laws. She will be here for two months until Mid August.