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25 November 2020
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Beyond Postbox Services

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

3 November 2020
Press Release

Women’s Wellbeing Study Published

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
Press Release

Empowering breast cancer survivors

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
Press Release
Improving academic and economic advancement of women and girls through the power of choice

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
Press Release

Raising awareness and busting myths surrounding reproductive cancers

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

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

22 July 2020
Press Release

Fashion with a cause: UNFPA & Designer Amilani Perera raise awareness on Violence Against Women

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (22 July 2020): Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic, or geographic boundaries and can... Read more

11 July 2020
Statement

“I can’t breathe”, a wakeup call for the world, this World Population Day

Opinion Editorial by Ms. Ritsu Nacken, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative, Sri Lanka and Country Director, Maldives   I heard George Floyd’s words in my home in Sri Lanka, where my... Read more

4 June 2020
Press Release

Canada grants CDN$400,000 to UNFPA to strengthen Government response for COVID19 pandemic in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (04 June 2020): High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, HE David McKinnon, and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, signed a... Read more

10 May 2020
News

For many pregnant women, COVID-19 worries cast a shadow over Mother’s Day

COLOMBO, 10 May - A. R. Vasantha Geethani Karunarathna is worried about her heart. She had to be admitted for a cardiovascular condition during her first pregnancy, and her local midwife thinks it is... Read more

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