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Equity in sexual and reproductive health and rights

4 August 2020

Equity in sexual and reproductive health and rights

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (04 August 2020): In Sri Lanka, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are often inaccessible to persons living with disabilities due to barriers such as physical, financial, social, and psychological in nature. Meanwhile, it is estimated that by 2030, 1 in 5 people in Sri Lanka will be above the age

22 July 2020

Fashion with a cause: UNFPA & Designer Amilani Perera raise awareness on Violence Against Women

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (22 July 2020): Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic, or geographic boundaries and can affect anyone, regardless of their status in society. Fashion has a universal appeal and can be a powerful tool to address and 

11 July 2020

“I can’t breathe”, a wakeup call for the world, this World Population Day

Opinion Editorial by Ms. Ritsu Nacken, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative, Sri Lanka and Country Director, Maldives   I heard George Floyd’s words in my home in Sri Lanka, where my family and I were under curfew. In the days that followed, we saw the pain of his community resonate across the world. I am

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