Category: Women

Women
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
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Women-headed Households
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In Sri Lanka,128 killed, 122 disappeared due to natural disasters in 2016
A report submitted by the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka to the parliament indicates that 128 persons have been killed and further 122 have been disappeared due to natural … Continued
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Issues in labour force participation in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a country which has a very high unemployment rate. The overall unemployment is 45% whereas female unemployment rate is 65%. “Sri Lanka needs to get more people … Continued
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Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign now underway
The 16 days from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day have been dedicated for the 16 Days of … Continued
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We must beat the barriers that hinder women – Jayanthi Kuru Uthumpala, first Sri Lankan to summit Everest
Ms. Jayanthi Kuru Uthumpala is the first Sri Lankan to summit Everest peak. She was born in Dehiwala in 1979. After her school education at Bishop’s College, Colombo, she graduated … Continued
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Story of a Colombo Single Mom
For the other women who are married and think single women are all out to get your husbands, think again. If you are not happy in your marriage, somebody else...Continued
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Eighteen years old Sri Lankan woman Ramya Kanthi, a late mother of four babies
She died after giving birth to triplets. Doctors operated a cesarean section doubting she had twins needed to be saved through urgent premature delivery. However, Ramya could not survive the...Continued
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Is gender discrimination a part of teacher training in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka’s Colleges of Education are highly important as teacher training centres. The 16 Colleges of Education situated island wide produce the bulk of the trained teachers. The trainees for the … Continued