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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

Across the world and in Sri Lanka, UNFPA supports Governments and women’s organizations to strengthen their response to violence against women and... 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

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

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