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3 December 2020
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Around the clock

This is the story of Nadeesha Amarakoon, Counseling Officer, National Committee on Women   “It was 1 am when I received the call about a woman in hospital, badly beaten and abused by her neighbor.... Read more

2 December 2020
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By day and by night

This is the story of Jerina Carim, Coordinator, Development Centre   “Despite being a counsellor for the past 18 long years, I still silently grieve for every single woman and child I counsel, who to... Read more

1 December 2020
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Through it all

This is the story of Shanthamary, Counsellor, Jaffna Social Action Centre.     “I was in a dark place when my mother passed away and I wasn’t sure how to bring myself out of it. A year later the... Read more

30 November 2020
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More than a call

This is the story of Anoja Maakawita, Counsellor-Coordinator, Women in Need      “Marriage is like a cricket match – a partnership. When a player is bowled out, he walks off the field gracefully... Read more

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

25 November 2020
Press Release

The Lotus Tower shines bright in orange to shed light on the shadow pandemic

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (25 November 2020): Every year, iconic buildings around the world are illuminated in orange during the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence’, a global campaign that... Read more

3 November 2020
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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

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