The Women and Media Collective launched a research report titled ‘Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Sri Lanka: a social media, print media and policy review’ at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) on the 11th of October 2016. At the launch the researchers presented their findings and this was followed by an engaging discussion with members of the audience.
Executive Summary: “The Women and Media Collective partnered with the Asia Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Woemn (ARROW) to conduct a national research study on Religious Fundamentalism/Extremism and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of women and girls in Sri Lanka in a post-war context. It was conducted over the period of October 2014 to April 2015. The purpose of the study was to contribute to the knowledge based on factors that influence SRHR policy and practice and develop a strong evidence base on emerging challenges that impede women from achieving their sexual and reproductive rights and accessing related services.”