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2 December 2020
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This is the story of Jerina, Coordinator, Development Centre   “Despite being a counsellor for the past 18 long years, I still silently grieve for every single woman and child I counsel, who to me... Read more
1 December 2020
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This is the story of Shanthamary, Counsellor, Jaffna Social Action Centre.     “I was in a dark place when my mother passed away and I wasn’t sure how to bring myself out of it. A year later the... Read more
30 November 2020
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This is the story of Anoja Maakawita, Counsellor-Coordinator, Women in Need      “Marriage is like a cricket match – a partnership. When a player is bowled out, he walks off the field gracefully... Read more
25 November 2020
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This is the story of Manel Jayamanna, Executive Director, NCW     “The problem is that whilst the 1938 helpline was operational during office hours, domestic violence starts after office hours”  ... Read more
25 November 2020
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (25 November 2020): Every year, iconic buildings around the world are illuminated in orange during the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence’, a global campaign that... Read more
3 November 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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

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