Ensuring rights and choices for all


24 December 2020


  With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, countries across the world have witnessed a rise in the number of reported cases of gender-based violence. Protective confinement and lockdown measures taken to protect people from the spread of the virus also meant that women who face domestic violence found themselves locked in with their

10 December 2020

Just show up!

This is the story of Dr. Nisha Fernando, OPD Doctor, Mithuru Piyasa   Previously an OPD doctor, Nisha’s heart was struck with joy when she was asked to get involved in conducting field research for suitable locations where Sri Lanka’s first Government operated safe haven for women could be established. This research opportunity

30 November 2020

More than a call

This is the story of Anoja Maakawita, Counsellor-Coordinator, Women in Need      “Marriage is like a cricket match – a partnership. When a player is bowled out, he walks off the field gracefully without having his partner yelling at him or showing any form of aggression. It is the same within a marriage. If, like the player who


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