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13 September 2021
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Life-long journey towards equality

Having lost both her parents as a teenager, Rupa* was passed around like a ball of burden within her own extended family for many years to follow. Now, at 76 years, she reminisces the period where... Read more

12 August 2021
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Dear 18 year old me,

I know where you are right now and this is why I am writing to you. You need to read this. I know you do.  I don’t have any of the big answers that you are looking for but looking back now I wish... Read more

15 July 2021
News

Youth Skills Camps: Innovative learning on health, wellbeing and dignity

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (15 July 2021): Globally, today’s adolescents and youth are 1.8 billion strong. Representing a quarter of the population in Sri Lanka alone, they are instrumental in shaping social... Read more

13 July 2021
Press Release

World Population Day: Rights and choices are the answer to shifting demographics

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (13 July 2021): On World Population Day (11th July), UNFPA called for leaders to respond to fertility and demographic shifts by prioritizing the sexual and reproductive health and... Read more

8 July 2021
Press Release

Ashanthi’s latest release with UNFPA ‘Nidahase’ to raise funds for women’s shelters

Ashanthi’s latest release with UNFPA ‘Nidahase’ to raise funds for women’s shelters   COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (08 July 2021): ‘Nidahase’, the latest single by Ashanthi de Alwis with UNFPA puts a spotlight... Read more

28 June 2021
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Paramount needs fulfilled

Women represent nearly 70 percent of the healthcare workforce globally, yet the sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial needs of frontline workers are largely ignored in the face of the... Read more

12 June 2021
Statement

Domestic violence complainants during pandemic related travel restrictions

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMPLAINANTS DURING PANDEMIC RELATED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS Statement by the National Forum Against Gender-Based Violence The National Forum Against Gender-Based Violence in Sri Lanka... Read more

8 June 2021
Press Release

UNFPA presents prepositioning relief supplies as a life-saving strategy for women and girls

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (8 June 2021): As the third wave of COVID-19 sweeps across the nation, the monsoon rains and flooding have further exacerbated the risks for women and girls in particular. When an... Read more

4 June 2021
Press Release

UNFPA places the needs and care of pregnant mothers and newborns at the centre of its COVID-19response

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (4 June 2021): The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a crucial island-wide need for a separate maternal care unit for mothers who have contracted the virus and isolated units for... Read more

28 May 2021
Press Release

Periods are no match for dreams

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (28 May 2021): Good menstrual hygiene management matters in all areas of life. To mark Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May) UNFPA partnered with the Sri Lanka Masters Women Hockey Team... Read more

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