Policy Brief 7: Reportage of Unnatural Deaths of Women and Girls in Sri Lanka

No. of pages: 12

Publication date: 5 March 2018

Author: Prof. Anuruddhi Edirisinghe

Publisher: UNFPA Sri Lanka & University of Kelaniya

The unnatural deaths of women and girl children are often a subject of speculation on the part of the general public, especially when they are due to external causes such as injury or trauma or when the manner or circumstances of death involve homicides, suicides, accidents, or cannot be determined. A key channel of disseminating knowledge about such deaths is via the media, especially via newspaper reportage.