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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
14 November 2019
Statement
The year 2019 marks 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994. The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 held from 12-14 November 2019, in the... Read more
2 October 2019
Press Release
2 October 2019 (Thanamalwila, Monaragala) – The Country Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ms. Brenda Barton, and the Representative of the United Nations Population... Read more
21 September 2019
Press Release
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka hosts a panel discussion with international and national experts at the 1st South East Asia Regional Meeting of the International... Read more
20 September 2019
Press Release
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (20 September 2019): During adolescence, many young people approach adulthood faced with conflicting, negative and confusing messages about sexuality and reproductive health and... Read more
17 September 2019
Press Release
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka marks International Day of Peace with the launch of the key findings of a study on ‘The Potential Role of Young Leaders and Volunteers in... Read more
12 September 2019
News
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (12 September 2019): Currently, women constitute two thirds of the population above the age of 80 years in Sri Lanka. This phenomenon called ‘feminization of ageing’, occurs when... Read more
13 August 2019
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (13 Aug 2019): Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer among women in Sri Lanka. It is a significant reproductive health problem, and estimates for 2018 alone shows... Read more
27 July 2019
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  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (27 July 2019): In Sri Lanka, about 360,000 women become pregnant every year. One out of three of these pregnancies are estimated to be unplanned pregnancies. When a pregnancy is... Read more
17 July 2019
News
Marking the Global 50th anniversary of UNFPA on World Population Day COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (17 July 2019): “I had always wanted to become a mother, but this moment was a critical moment for me... Read more

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