Family Background Report for Migrant Worker Women: Not Yet Abolished
Over the past few weeks, feminists and other progressives have been excited to hear that the controversial Family Background Report (FBR) was going to be abolished. Reports such as this … Continued
Free medical checkups for women – but few takers
Did you know that if you’re a woman, and you’re 30 years or older, you are entitled to a free medical check-up for cervical and breast cancer? You’re not alone … Continued
Sri Lankan Rap & Hoe-Culture
By Shifani Reffai   I just watched a new music video that came out a week ago, by Sri Lankan rappers Mandira N Maliga (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nm…). The video has got a … Continued
Mass media and mass hysteria on Enrique Iglesias
Yesterday we wrote about what some young people thought about the chaos that erupted after the Enrique Iglesias’s ‘Sex and Love’ concert in Sri Lanka. One disturbing incident was the … Continued
Birds and bees info for those with functional difficulties
I recently had an interesting conversation with a friend who uses a pair of crutches. He insisted that people with physical or mental impairments should be referred to as ‘disabled’ … Continued
Enrique, Thank You for Sparking Off a National Conversation!
The Enrique Iglesias concert ‘Sex and Love’, held in Colombo on 20 December 2015, has been in the news for days and remains a hot topic of conversation. Alas, for … Continued
G2G Event: How best to increase women’s participation in Lankan politics?
Aaranya Rajasingam, Executive Director – Programme at Viluthu Centre for Human Resource Development, spoke at “Generation to Generation for Our Sri Lanka” dialogue organised by UNFPA Sri Lanka on 16 … Continued
G2G Event: “Our youth lack skills needed to enter the workforce”
Shyama Salgado, National Programme Coordinator of International Labour Organisation (ILO), spoke at  “Generation to Generation for Our Sri Lanka” dialogue organised by UNFPA Sri Lanka on 16 December 2015 in … Continued
Demographic Dividend: How much time is left for Sri Lanka?
The year 1992 marked something significant in Sri Lanka. For the first time that year, our working age population began to outnumber those who are statistically considered as outside the … Continued