Category: Youth

Youth
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
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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
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Elections and Youth Participation in Sri Lanka
The translation of the article submitted by Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe to the collection of articles published by the Election Commission to mark the 85th anniversary of the universal franchise of...Continued
Youth
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
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Be aware, Make right decisions: GBV & SRHR workshop at Eastern University
That was a remote corner of Batticaloa district. Nobody scored 8As in O/Ls in that small village other than Sara. She became  the talk of the town in that very … Continued
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Digging into the Global Youth Development Index (YDI); can we celebrate?
We tend to think that Sri Lanka performs fairly well in terms of education, health and well-being. But the YDI ranks Sri Lanka 108 in education and 95 in health...Continued
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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
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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 … Continued
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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 … Continued