Nimalka Fernando is a lawyer and social activist. She is the president of the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) and the Women’s Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka. Nimalka is also an active member of Mothers and Daughters of Lanka, a diverse coalition of women’s organizations in the country. They have launched many campaigns against political violence and violence against women. Most recently, they are working towards increasing political representation of women to bring the voice of women and the idea of gender equality into the public realm.