Category: Children

Fatimah of Puttalam
She was a child And she was also a bride She was a child For a man to rape in bed She was a child And she was pregnant in … Continued
UN committee re-affirms adolescents’ autonomy, reproductive self-determination and capacity to access sexual and reproductive health services and information
The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State … Continued
Is Sri Lanka seeing an upsurge of teenage pregnancies?
The latest incident was reported from a major hospital in the island (the name of the hospital is withheld on ethical grounds). A 12-year-old girl who is now seven months...Continued
Education and the development opportunities of Sri Lanka
In the finance sector, the time taken to double the knowledge is 18 years. In marketing, it is eight years. But for the IT industry the time needed to double...Continued
Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress
October 11 was the International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme was “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Data Movement” which means that what counts for girls … Continued
Cyber Bullying & Online Safety
What is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying sometimes also called as online bullying, can be defined as the use of technology to deliberately hurt, threaten, upset, harass or embarrass someone else. … Continued
When ignorance can make you pregnant…
Pregnant at 18, expelled from school and no support from her parents. This is a tragic story of a teenage girl from Anuradhapura. Let’s call her Namali because her story is real … Continued
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.] … Continued
Are We a Nation of Malnourished People?
Today the Daily Mirror reported that the national plan to make Sri Lanka self-sufficient by 2020 may not happen. Apparently, our cattle and buffalo population had decreased by 7.2% in … Continued