Month: February 2016

Women
How Effective is the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act?
This article was published by the Daily Mirror http://www.dailymirror.lk/105882/How-Effective-is-the-Domestic-Violence-Act- For Anuja* (40), abuse and beatings were a part of her everyday life. For 22 years she stayed with the man … Continued
Women
What Love is Not: An Illustration
  Yalini Shanmuganathan (26) is a final year student in Department of Applied Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. She is reading for B.Sc in Food Science and Nutrition. For … Continued
Women
What Love is Not: The bruises disappear but…
What is love anyway? My theory is that love can’t be defined – love is a mother breaking rest to feed her child in the early hours of the day, … Continued
Women
What Love is Not
He always made her feel special. Treasured. And this was new.   To the rest of the world, she was average. Yet through his eyes, she became the possessor of … Continued
Youth
Opinion Illustration on Pornography for What Love is Not
By Umar Muwahid (22) Bio: Currently I’m reading a degree in Software Engineering. I am a friendly person. I am interested in many things such as DJ and gaming. I … Continued
Women
What Love is Not – a letter to my daughter
It was an important day for us. You were six months old in my womb. I looked into your father’s eyes as the murky picture came up on the machine. … Continued
There’s no abuse in love
“My boyfriend asked me if I love him and trust him from the bottom of my heart. When I answered ‘yes’, he asked me if I could prove it. I … Continued
Youth
What Love is Not – Guidelines
Submissions open from February 8, 2016 Submit your essay and poems (no more than 800 words), photographs/photo-essay or illustration and join UNFPA in creating discussions about gender-based violence and reproductive … Continued
Youth
Involving Youth in Policy Formulation: The Future, Today!
It’s funny how most laws and policies regarding women and youth are formulated mostly by old men. This is not just in Sri Lanka but the case world over. It’s … Continued