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17 September 2019
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka marks International Day of Peace with the launch of the key findings of a study on ‘The Potential Role of Young Leaders and Volunteers in... Read more
12 September 2019
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (12 September 2019): Currently, women constitute two thirds of the population above the age of 80 years in Sri Lanka. This phenomenon called ‘feminization of ageing’, occurs when... Read more
13 August 2019
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (13 Aug 2019): Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer among women in Sri Lanka. It is a significant reproductive health problem, and estimates for 2018 alone shows... Read more
27 July 2019
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  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (27 July 2019): In Sri Lanka, about 360,000 women become pregnant every year. One out of three of these pregnancies are estimated to be unplanned pregnancies. When a pregnancy is... Read more
17 July 2019
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Marking the Global 50th anniversary of UNFPA on World Population Day COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (17 July 2019): “I had always wanted to become a mother, but this moment was a critical moment for me... Read more
8 July 2019
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (08 July 2019):  The life expectancy of a Sri Lankan woman is 79 years, as opposed to 72 years for a Sri Lankan man. This means that at age 60, females in Sri Lanka can live 19... Read more
1 July 2019
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“Perpetrators make use of the delays in the justice system to take the law into their hands”, said a police officer. “We only have a clinical responsibility, but sexual and gender-based violence must... Read more
6 June 2019
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (06 June 2019): Violence against women and girls is widely recognized as an international public health and human rights concern. 1 in 3 female homicides in Sri Lanka are related... Read more
30 March 2019
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Weerawila, Sri Lanka (30 March 2019): ‘Yowunpuraya’ is an annual 3-day youth camp, organized by the National Youth Services Council, that brings together over 8,000 young people from around the... Read more
22 March 2019
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (22 Mar 2019): When couples are empowered to plan whether and when to have children, it enables their families, including women and girls, to reach their full potential. FP2020 is... Read more

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