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22 July 2020
Press Release
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... Read more
11 July 2020
Statement
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... Read more
4 June 2020
Press Release
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (04 June 2020): High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, HE David McKinnon, and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, signed a... Read more
10 May 2020
News
COLOMBO, 10 May - A. R. Vasantha Geethani Karunarathna is worried about her heart. She had to be admitted for a cardiovascular condition during her first pregnancy, and her local midwife thinks it is... Read more
5 May 2020
News
COLOMBO, 5 May - Malani Rathanayaka has been a midwife for 20 years, but in the last few weeks her work has changed beyond recognition thanks to COVID-19.  At her last clinic in early April some 30... Read more
8 April 2020
Press Release
8 April 2020 (Colombo, Sri Lanka)- The country representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, handed over prepositioned maternity and dignity kits to Dr.... Read more
25 February 2020
Press Release
Birth defects and disabilities must be addressed from the lens of human rights and inclusion.
Colombo, Sri Lanka (25 February 2020): People with disabilities are amongst the most marginalized groups when it comes to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. Even when health services are... Read more
31 January 2020
Press Release
Improved Access to Services on Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Young people in Sri Lanka
Improved Access to Services on Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Young people in Sri Lanka UNFPA and Its Implementing Partners Sign 2020 Annual Work Plans for... Read more
18 December 2019
Press Release
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (18 December 2019): Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. The costs of violence are extremely high and include direct... Read more
25 November 2019
Press Release
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (25 November 2019): More than one-third of women have faced gender-based violence at some point of their life, which makes this one of the most prevalent human rights violations in... Read more

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