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

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.