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18 October 2021
Press Release

UNFPA supports Brandix to strengthen their gender equality focus

Colombo, October 18, 2021 – Leading Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Brandix has embarked on a journey to strengthen the company’s gender equality policies and procedures with technical support from... Read more

30 September 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Sri Lanka launches Online Training Courses for Survivors of SGBV amidst COVID-19

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30 September 2021: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology (CIRP) recently launched a series... Read more

24 September 2021
Press Release

The impact of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on maternal and child health

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (24 September 2021): The 2019 Women’s Wellbeing Survey found that one in four (24.9%) women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since age 15 by a partner or non-... Read more

23 September 2021

A promise of hope

From Matale to Trincomalee: Empowering women with the right to choose Pushpa* in Matale has been married for 9 years and although she loves her husband, she’s faced a lot of criticism over the years... Read more

22 September 2021

Dignity is a human right

The rapid ongoing spread of COVID-19 continues to impact billions of lives around the world. While this virus continues to affect everyone and anyone from all corners of the world, the pandemic has... Read more

21 September 2021

Midwives save lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has fast become one of the most important threats to global health, completely changing how we live. The things we all took for granted such as meeting up with family and... Read more

20 September 2021

Babies don’t stop for pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people, communities and economies everywhere and the  global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has largely been a ‘one size fits all,’ centred around extensive... Read more

13 September 2021

Life-long journey towards equality

Having lost both her parents as a teenager, Rupa* was passed around like a ball of burden within her own extended family for many years to follow. Now, at 76 years, she reminisces the period where... Read more

12 August 2021

Dear 18 year old me,

I know where you are right now and this is why I am writing to you. You need to read this. I know you do.  I don’t have any of the big answers that you are looking for but looking back now I wish... Read more

15 July 2021

Youth Skills Camps: Innovative learning on health, wellbeing and dignity

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (15 July 2021): Globally, today’s adolescents and youth are 1.8 billion strong. Representing a quarter of the population in Sri Lanka alone, they are instrumental in shaping social... Read more