Category: Sexuality

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

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

Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development

At the Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok from the 18 – 20 May 2015. Women and Media Collective’s (WMC) Executive Director, Dr. Sepali Kottegoda was a panelist at the side event ‘Gender, Sexuality and SRHR in the Post 2015 Development Agenda’. The forum was organised by UNESCAP, United Nations Environment Programme … Continue reading Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development

UN Women Executive Director Statement on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Source: UN Women Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Date : 15 May 2015 Today marks the 25th anniversary of recognition by the international community that homosexuality cannot be classified as an illness. We celebrate that critical decision by the World Health Organization as the … Continue reading UN Women Executive Director Statement on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

IWD 2015 Short Film Festival: Equality for women is progress for all

In the wake of International Women’s Day the Sri Lanka Medical Association, together with Women and Media Collective and Family Planning Association organised a short film screening and discussion at the Lady Ridgeway hospital in Colombo on the 3rd of March 2015. The short film festival in Sinhala and Tamil languages were pertaining to issues … Continue reading IWD 2015 Short Film Festival: Equality for women is progress for all

Counselling for Intimate Partner Violence against Women

by Chulani Kodikara More and more women in Sri Lanka are breaking the silence surrounding intimate partner violence against women (IPVW) to a third person outside their immediate family and friends and seeking formal institutional support to address the problem. This has to be attributed to both consciousness-raising programmes held through workshops, publications and media … Continue reading Counselling for Intimate Partner Violence against Women