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සංක‍්‍රමණිකයින්ගේ අයිතිවාසිකම් තහවුරු කරමු ! 2015 දෙසැම්බර් 18 වන දින ජාත්‍යන්තර සංක‍්‍රමණික දිනය සමරමු !

2015 වසරේ දී අප සමරනු ලබන්නේ 16 වන ජාත්‍යන්තර සංක‍්‍රමණික දිනයයි. දෙසැම්බර් 18 වන දින ජාත්‍යන්තර සංක‍්‍රමණික දිනය ලෙස 2000 වසරේ දී එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංගමය විසින් ප‍්‍රකාශයට පත්කරන ලදී. එදා සිට අද දක්වාම ලෝකයේ බොහෝ රටවල, විශේෂයෙන් සංක‍්‍රමණික සේවය සඳහා සේවකයින් යවන රාජ්‍යයන් විසින් මෙම දිනය සමරනු ලබයි. ලෝක ආර්ථිකයට වැදගත් දායකත්වයක් සංක‍්‍රමණික සේවකයින් නිසා … Continue reading සංක‍්‍රමණිකයින්ගේ අයිතිවාසිකම් තහවුරු කරමු ! 2015 දෙසැම්බර් 18 වන දින ජාත්‍යන්තර සංක‍්‍රමණික දිනය සමරමු !

Gaps in Sri Lanka’s reproductive health profile – ScienceDev.net

Source: ScienceDev.net [COLOMBO] Sri Lanka has made significant progress on maternal and child health but falls short on critical health services for vulnerable women, sexual minorities, the country’s at-risk population and those who live in former conflict areas, say the authors of a country profile on sexual and reproductive health. This two-part report on Universal … Continue reading Gaps in Sri Lanka’s reproductive health profile – ScienceDev.net

Policy dialogue and launch of SRR and SRH Country Profiles

The Women and Media Collective (WMC) recently launched the Country Profiles on Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health Services during a national policy dialogue on Friday 4th December at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies. The event brought together nearly 70 participants from the government, civil society, UN … Continue reading Policy dialogue and launch of SRR and SRH Country Profiles

Country Profile on Universal Access to Reproductive Rights: Sri Lanka

The Country Profile on Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Rights identifies that Sri Lanka has broad policies and legislation in place that cover most women’s health, family health and reproductive health concerns. It discusses some key domestic policies and legislation in place to ensure the implementation of international conventions and domestic goals locally. It … Continue reading Country Profile on Universal Access to Reproductive Rights: Sri Lanka

Statement on stoning of migrant worker from the Prime Ministers Task Force on Violence Against Women

The task force on violence against women is shocked that a Sri Lankan migrant worker has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia for the crime of adultery. Adultery is not a crime in Sri Lanka. Besides, the Sri Lankan justice system does not recognize the punishment of stoning. Such a punishment is … Continue reading Statement on stoning of migrant worker from the Prime Ministers Task Force on Violence Against Women

UN-backed forum against gender based violence opposes death penalty *Deputy Justice Minister calls for devolution of AG’s powers – The Island

Source: The Island Women and Child Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara addressing the media at Colombo Hilton Residences on Thursday. She is flanked by Deputy Justice Minister Dushmantha Mithrapala and Dr. Sepali Kottegoda (Pic by Sujatha Jayaratne) By Shamindra Ferdinando The UN-backed Forum against Gender Based Violence yesterday declared that it wouldn’t back moves being made … Continue reading UN-backed forum against gender based violence opposes death penalty *Deputy Justice Minister calls for devolution of AG’s powers – The Island

Legal recognition for sex workers in Sri Lanka? – The Daily Mirror

Source: Daily Mirror The demand for sex workers is overlooked; laws would protect sex workers from violence and harassment Despite the reluctance to openly discuss this subject, is evident that sex workers are abundant in contemporary Sri Lanka. Although they are condemned in terms of cultural and religious aspects, their existence cannot be denied. No … Continue reading Legal recognition for sex workers in Sri Lanka? – The Daily Mirror