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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

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

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
27 January 2021

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

UNFPA joins hands with HelpAge Sri Lanka to strengthen the meaningful inclusion of older persons especially during emergency preparedness efforts

24 December 2020


  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

‘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

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

The First Step

This is the story of Kumari Herath, Counsellor, Women in Need   Kumari Herath is a counsellor attached to the Anuradhaura office of Women in Need who has witnessed so much suffering through the women... Read more