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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

7 December 2021
Press Release

Launch of ‘Fatalities’: A Publication on Accidents, Suicides and Femicides of Women & Girls in Sri Lanka

Colombo, (7 December 2021): UNFPA recently commissioned a study, which is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, to understand the contributory factors of unnatural deaths that women and girls by... Read more

5 December 2021
News

Behind The Scenes

In 2019, the United Nations Population Fund with support from the Government of Canada provided technical and financial assistance to the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) to undertake the... Read more

3 December 2021
Press Release
Ms. Sharika Cooray, Officer in Charge, UNFPA hands over a Sinhala Braille publication to Mr. Kamalsiri Nanayakkara, President of the Sri Lanka Council for the Blind

Enhancing data accessibility and availability for all

Colombo, (3 December 2021): In marking International Day of Disabled Persons, 2021, the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) together with UNFPA Sri Lanka, recently released its first ever... Read more

23 November 2021
Press Release

Don’t play the hand you’re dealt | නිදහසට කරුණු එපා | சுதந்திரத்திற்கு நிபந்தனைகள் வேண்டாம்

Don’t play the hand you’re dealt |  නිදහසට කරුණු එපා | சுதந்திரத்திற்கு நிபந்தனைகள் வேண்டாம் UNFPA launches 16 days of activism with a call to end intimate partner violence in collaboration with the... Read more

5 November 2021
Press Release

Menstrual Health & Endometriosis: It’s OK to talk about it. Period.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (05 November 2021): Menstruation is a natural monthly occurrence for the 1.8 billion women and girls of reproductive age across the world. Yet millions are denied the right to... Read more

18 October 2021
Press Release

UNFPA supports Brandix to strengthen their gender equality focus

Colombo, October 18, 2021 – Leading Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Brandix has embarked on a journey to strengthen the company’s gender equality policies and procedures with technical support from... Read more

30 September 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Sri Lanka launches Online Training Courses for Survivors of SGBV amidst COVID-19

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30 September 2021: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology (CIRP) recently launched a series... Read more

24 September 2021
Press Release

The impact of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on maternal and child health

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (24 September 2021): The 2019 Women’s Wellbeing Survey found that one in four (24.9%) women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since age 15 by a partner or non-... Read more

23 September 2021
News

A promise of hope

From Matale to Trincomalee: Empowering women with the right to choose Pushpa* in Matale has been married for 9 years and although she loves her husband, she’s faced a lot of criticism over the years... Read more

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