Month: September 2016

Elderly
What can we offer to ageing Somalatha of Sri Lanka?
  Somalatha is a rural woman who lives in a border village in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. She is a 54-year old rubber factory worker. “Rubber prices have … Continued
Women
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
Gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims
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 … 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 … Continued