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4 June 2021
Press Release

UNFPA places the needs and care of pregnant mothers and newborns at the centre of its COVID-19response

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (4 June 2021): The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a crucial island-wide need for a separate maternal care unit for mothers who have contracted the virus and isolated units for... Read more

28 May 2021
Press Release

Periods are no match for dreams

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (28 May 2021): Good menstrual hygiene management matters in all areas of life. To mark Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May) UNFPA partnered with the Sri Lanka Masters Women Hockey Team... Read more

21 May 2021
News

Finding the Light

“I didn’t think I’d survive. After all that I had been through, and what he was doing to me, I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I didn’t think there was any light left at all.” Kavindi... Read more

21 May 2021
News

Anything but easy

The journey has been anything but easy, yet, perseverance, patience and a resilient spirit have managed to help 20-year-old Irushi reach heights. Despite the odds, Irushi fought her way back up and... Read more

29 March 2021
News

UNFPA Sri Lanka and the Government of Japan support the Ministry of Health to strengthen access to sexual and reproductive health services amidst COVID-19

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29 March 2021: The United Nations Population Fund in Sri Lanka and the Government of Japan recently handed over a consignment of goods to support the Ministry of Health to... Read more

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
News
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

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