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Youth
Teachers must be trained on teaching sexual and…
“I have met some adults also who do not know where the vagina entrance, urethral opening and clitoris are located. That is why the sexual and reproductive health education is very important,” said Dr. Asanthi Balapitiya of Mental Health Unit … Continued
Youth
Channeling the Energy of the Youth Towards Creating…
Sri Lanka’s youth are often viewed as firebrands for violence. It isn’t surprising considering the riots of ’83 to the almost monthly protests by university students, our youth have been at the centre of quite a number of violent events … Continued
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Our Youth on Gender Based Violence
Youth
An Undergrad Speaks about Sex Education in Sri…

YOUTH

Youth
Teachers must be trained on teaching sexual and reproductive health
“I have met some adults also who do not know where the vagina entrance, urethral opening and clitoris are located. That is why the sexual and reproductive health education is very important,” said Dr. Asanthi Balapitiya of Mental Health Unit … Continued
Youth
Channeling the Energy of the Youth Towards Creating Positive Change
Sri Lanka’s youth are often viewed as firebrands for violence. It isn’t surprising considering the riots of ’83 to the almost monthly protests by university students, our youth have been at the centre of quite a number of violent events … Continued
Youth
Our Youth on Gender Based Violence
Youth
An Undergrad Speaks about Sex Education in Sri Lanka

WOMEN

Women
Dr Sepali Kottegoda on the Proposal to Gradually Ban Migrant…
Women
What if we ban men from working abroad?
After all, for the wellbeing of the family it’s best that both parents are around to bring up their children. How can a mother raise her children by herself? It’s the father’s duty to protect his family. When the father … Continued
Women
Flood Waters Recede, but Women Remain Vulnerable
First published – http://www.dailymirror.lk/110747/Flood-Waters-Recede-but-Women-Remain-Vulnerable As the flood waters recede and the supermarkets recover from zealous good Samaritans picking them clean, the people in the flood-affected areas now enter the stage of long term relief and recovery needs. These include new … Continued
Women
The Aftermath of Roanu: Women Most Affected
It’s 1pm and the Vidyawardana Maha Vidyalaya – a school in Wellampitiya – is a beehive of activity. Not with school children on recess, but with army officers handing out lunch packets, mothers carrying wailing infants, and children in casual … Continued

ELDERLY

Elderly-Women-Youth
Demographic Dividend: How much time is left for Sri Lanka?
The year 1992 marked something significant in Sri Lanka. For the first time that year, our working age population began to outnumber those who are statistically considered as outside the work force; that’s those under 15 years and those over … Continued
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Crossing Population’s ‘River of Myths’ with Hans Rosling
[NOTE: World Statistics Day is observed on October 20. This year’s theme emphasizes the role of high quality official statistical information in informed policy and decision making for sustainable development.] Our world is awash in data and numbers. Digital technologies … Continued
Elderly-Women
Are Older People Sri Lanka’s ‘Forgotten Generation’?
Shuffling through Friday’s (02 October) newspapers, there were quite a few stories about children. This was expected given that yesterday was National Children’s Day. Front pages were splashed with pictures of beaming children, minsters distributing gifts to children in the … Continued
Elderly-Women-Youth
From MDGs to SDGs: Well done, Sri Lanka – but…
“You’re doing well – but can do better! Try harder!” Teachers have been saying such words to generations of school children. It also seems apt advice for Sri Lanka’s human development efforts: much has been achieved in recent years, but … Continued