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17 May 2022
Press Release
Picture depicts representatives of UNFPA and the Australian High Commission handing over kits to the Representative of the FHB

Upholding the dignity of women and girls in times of crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (17th May 2022): UNFPA and the Australian High Commission recently handed over 1300 Dignity and 130 Maternity Kits worth USD 35,230, made available under the Regional Pre-... Read more

30 March 2022

UNFPA presents its flagship publication “Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy,” to the Hon. Minister of Health

For the women and girls affected, the most life-altering reproductive choice—whether or not to become pregnant—is no choice at all   COLOMBO, 30 March 2022 — Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling... Read more

21 March 2022

A story of loss, resilience and activism

Learning that you are HIV-positive can be one of the most challenging experiences you go through in life. *Kamal learned of his HIV status as he lay hospitalized waiting for death. He was stick thin... Read more

10 March 2022

International Women’s Day Celebrations 2022

ANURADHAPURA, Sri Lanka (10 March 2022): In commemorating International Women’s Day in 2022, the State Ministry of Women and Child Development, Pre-Schools & Primary Education, School... Read more

8 March 2022

Opinion-Editorial by Mr. Kunle Adeniyi, Representative, UNFPA Sri Lanka

A drop in the ocean Having recently landed in Sri Lanka, it’s hard to miss the beauty of this island nation. The smiling faces, the changing scenic environmental landscapes and a society rooted in... Read more

4 March 2022
Press Release

UNFPA and the Government of Japan extend digital support for Women Development Officers to improve services for survivors of SGBV

COLOMBO, 4 March 2022: Pandemics such as COVID-19 affect women and men differently, further exacerbating existing inequalities faced by women and girls. In the midst of the pandemic, anecdotal... Read more

24 February 2022
Press Release

UNFPA gears for second consecutive collaboration with Colombo Fashion Week

Thursday, 24 February 2022, COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Violence against women can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. The evidence shows that one in four (24.9%) women in Sri Lanka have experienced... Read more

22 February 2022

UNFPA and the Government of Australia enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of virtual GBV- related support services

COLOMBO, 22 February 2022: Even before COVID-19 plagued the world, gender-based violence was already one of the greatest human rights violations. However, while lockdowns were imposed across the... Read more

3 February 2022
Press Release

New UNFPA Representative takes office

New UNFPA Representative presents credentials to the Honorable Foreign Minister COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (03 February 2022): Mr Kunle Adeniyi presented his credentials on 03 February 2022 to the Foreign... Read more

13 December 2021
Press Release

Prioritizing ageing in times of emergencies

COLOMBO, 13 December 2021: The rapid ongoing spread of COVID-19 continues to impact billions of lives around the world. The pandemic has also further exacerbated existing inequalities, pushing... Read more