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25 March 2021
Press Release

UNFPA partners with Colombo Fashion Week 2021

25 March 2021, COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: A UNFPA supported survey in 2019 found that one in four (24.9%) women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since age 15 by a partner or non-partner in... Read more

8 March 2021
Statement

No place for sexism!

Human Rights Watch recently awarded Japan ‘A Gold Medal for Sexism’ after the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori complained that “women talk too much” in response to a query on... Read more

22 February 2021
Statement

Over 50 Development Agencies Unite for DIG Bimshani Jasin Arahchchi

Statement by the National Forum Against Gender-Based Violence The National Forum Against Gender-Based Violence in Sri Lanka is deeply disappointed in the recent petition challenged by 32 Senior... Read more

14 February 2021
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27 January 2021
News

Bringing issues around women and girls to the forefront

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) partners with Wijeya Digital Media to advocate for issues faced by women and girls in Sri Lanka.    Colombo, Sri Lanka (27 January 2021): Pandemics such as... Read more

18 January 2021
Press Release

An ageing world demands meaningful integration of older persons

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka has the fastest growing ageing population in South Asia and it is predicted that by 2030, 1 in 5 Sri Lankans will be over the age of 60 with the majority being women-... Read more

24 December 2020
Statement

FASHION WITH A CAUSE

  With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, countries across the world have witnessed a rise in the number of reported cases of gender-based violence. Protective confinement and lockdown measures taken to... Read more

22 December 2020
News

‘Happy Family’ Video Package Launched

The Health Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka recently launched the ‘Happy Family’ communication package in... Read more

15 December 2020
News

Implications of Gender and Disability on Perinatal Outcomes

The Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka hosted a panel discussion on the “Implications of Gender and Disability on Perinatal... Read more

10 December 2020
News

Just show up!

This is the story of Dr. Nisha Fernando, OPD Doctor, Mithuru Piyasa   Previously an OPD doctor, Nisha’s heart was struck with joy when she was asked to get involved in conducting field research for... Read more

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