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29 March 2021
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Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29 March 2021: The United Nations Population Fund in Sri Lanka and the Government of Japan recently handed over a consignment of goods to support the Ministry of Health to... Read more
25 March 2021
Press Release
25 March 2021, COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: A UNFPA supported survey in 2019 found that one in four (24.9%) women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since age 15 by a partner or non-partner in... Read more
8 March 2021
Statement
Human Rights Watch recently awarded Japan ‘A Gold Medal for Sexism’ after the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori complained that “women talk too much” in response to a query on... Read more
22 February 2021
Statement
Statement by the National Forum Against Gender-Based Violence The National Forum Against Gender-Based Violence in Sri Lanka is deeply disappointed in the recent petition challenged by 32 Senior... Read more
14 February 2021
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27 January 2021
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) partners with Wijeya Digital Media to advocate for issues faced by women and girls in Sri Lanka.    Colombo, Sri Lanka (27 January 2021): Pandemics such as... Read more
18 January 2021
Press Release
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka has the fastest growing ageing population in South Asia and it is predicted that by 2030, 1 in 5 Sri Lankans will be over the age of 60 with the majority being women-... Read more
24 December 2020
Statement
  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... Read more
22 December 2020
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The Health Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka recently launched the ‘Happy Family’ communication package in... Read more
15 December 2020
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The Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka hosted a panel discussion on the “Implications of Gender and Disability on Perinatal... Read more

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