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The vulnerable ‘We’
The monsoon that has washed over Sri Lanka in torrents in the past few months has left 53,673 people severely affected in the Northern Province, according to the Disaster Management … Continued
Women-Youth
Condoms: The Misunderstood Contraceptive
Condoms seem to have some bad rap in Sri Lanka. According to an island wide survey carried out by the Ministry of Health and the UNFPA, some young people believe … Continued
Women-Youth
Shelter from the Storm: Caring for Women and Girls in Crisis
By Alain Sibenaler, Representative of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund [GDC_row] [GDC_column size=”half”] [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size=”half”] We live in turbulent times. More than a billion people alive today have … Continued
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Ah, Nangi! The Reality of Street Harassment
  There is speculation that the government might soon charge a fee from private vehicles entering Colombo during peak hours. This is to encourage more people to use public transport. … Continued
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9 Facts about Gender-Based Violence
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Can We Protect Our Migrant Domestic Workers?
This week a Sri Lankan migrant domestic worker was sentenced to death by the Saudi court. Her crime was having committed adultery with a Sri Lankan male migrant worker. The … Continued
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Stone-broke, evicted and widowed: This resilient mother wasn’t about to give up on life
  Much has been written about the Muslims who were evicted from Jaffna by the LTTE in 1990. It’s been exactly 25 years since the ethnic cleansing in October 1990, … Continued
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What it Takes to Make it in a Man’s World
While we may live in a man’s world, Sri Lankan women are making themselves relevant. In the professional sphere, business world, public sector and academia, women are proving equal or … Continued
Women-Youth
Tarzie Vittachi: “Governments do not have babies; people do!”
This year marks the 70th birthday of the United Nations. It is also 60 years since Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) became a member of the world’s foremost inter-governmental organisation. For … Continued