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12 June 2021
Statement
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
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
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
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
21 May 2021
News
“I didn’t think I’d survive. After all that I had been through, and what he was doing to me, I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I didn’t think there was any light left at all.” Kavindi’... Read more
21 May 2021
News
The journey has been anything but easy, yet, perseverance, patience and a resilient spirit have managed to help 20-year-old Irushi reach heights. Despite the odds, Irushi fought her way back up and... Read more
21 May 2021
News
“I didn’t think I’d survive. After all that I had been through, and what he was doing to me, I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I didn’t think there was any light left at all.” Kavindi’... Read more
29 March 2021
News
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

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