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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
News
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
News
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
10 December 2020
News
This is the story of Kumari Herath, Counsellor, Women in Need   Kumari Herath is a counsellor attached to the Anuradhaura office of Women in Need who has witnessed so much suffering through the women... Read more
10 December 2020
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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... Read more
8 December 2020
News
This is the story of Janaki Ranasinghe, Programme Officer, Women's Development Centre   The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in the number of calls made by survivors of domestic violence. With... Read more
7 December 2020
Statement
Please…. Relieve us from this hell! These are the pleas from women and girls across the world, trapped in a cycle of violence. Do we hear these voices echoing louder and louder? Saroja’s* is one... Read more
4 December 2020
News
This is the story of Thivya Gunasekaram, Counsellor, Jaffna Social Action Centre   “People often ask me if the 28 kilometers - the 6 hours of daily travel for work - and the stress surrounding... Read more
3 December 2020
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This is the story of Nadeesha Amarakoon, Counseling Officer, National Committee on Women   “It was 1 am when I received the call about a woman in hospital, badly beaten and abused by her neighbor.... Read more

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