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3 November 2020
Press Release
Study finds that in Sri Lanka, one in five ever-partnered women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.   COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (03 November 2020): In... Read more
30 October 2020
Press Release
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (30 October 2020): Breast cancer and Cervical cancer are the most common types of cancer among women in Sri Lanka. Following breast surgery, women are reluctant to move their arm... Read more
29 October 2020
Press Release
Improving academic and economic advancement of women and girls through the power of choice
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (29 Sep 2020): Access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right, that can save lives and have the effect of promoting healthier populations, a society that achieves... Read more
27 October 2020
Press Release
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (27 October 2020): It is estimated by the World Health Organization(WHO) that one third of cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices. Yet cervical and breast... Read more
4 August 2020
Press Release
Equity in sexual and reproductive health and rights
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (04 August 2020): In Sri Lanka, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are often inaccessible to persons living with disabilities due to barriers such as physical, financial... Read more
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
10 May 2020
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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

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