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5 May 2020
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Childbirth doesn't stop for pandemics, neither do midwives. Here's the story of Malani from Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, 5 May - Malani Rathanayaka has been a midwife for 20 years, but in the last few weeks her work has changed beyond recognition thanks to COVID-19.  At her last clinic in early April some 30... Read more

8 April 2020
Press Release

The needs of women, pregnant mothers and girls at the centre of UNFPA’s COVID-19 response

8 April 2020 (Colombo, Sri Lanka)- The country representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, handed over prepositioned maternity and dignity kits to Dr.... Read more

25 February 2020
Press Release
Birth defects and disabilities must be addressed from the lens of human rights and inclusion.

Birth defects and disabilities must be addressed from the lens of human rights and inclusion.

Colombo, Sri Lanka (25 February 2020): People with disabilities are amongst the most marginalized groups when it comes to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. Even when health services are... Read more

31 January 2020
Press Release
Improved Access to Services on Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Young people in Sri Lanka

Improved Access to Services on Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Young people in Sri Lanka

Improved Access to Services on Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Young people in Sri Lanka UNFPA and Its Implementing Partners Sign 2020 Annual Work Plans for... Read more

18 December 2019
Press Release

Paving the way towards a safer Sri Lanka for women and girls

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (18 December 2019): Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. The costs of violence are extremely high and include direct... Read more

25 November 2019
Press Release

United towards violence-free spaces for women and girls in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (25 November 2019): More than one-third of women have faced gender-based violence at some point of their life, which makes this one of the most prevalent human rights violations in... Read more

14 November 2019
Statement

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Sri Lanka's Commitment

The year 2019 marks 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994. The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 held from 12-14 November 2019, in the... Read more

2 October 2019
Press Release

WFP & UNFPA hand over equipment to Maternal Child Health Clinic in Thanamalwila

2 October 2019 (Thanamalwila, Monaragala) – The Country Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ms. Brenda Barton, and the Representative of the United Nations Population... Read more

21 September 2019
Press Release

Sexual and reproductive health and rights is the foundation for sustainable development

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka hosts a panel discussion with international and national experts at the 1st South East Asia Regional Meeting of the International... Read more

20 September 2019
Press Release

Overcoming shame in teaching sexuality education is imperative

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (20 September 2019): During adolescence, many young people approach adulthood faced with conflicting, negative and confusing messages about sexuality and reproductive health and... Read more

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