“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its
As the recent abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terror group Boko Haram sheds light on the dramatic situation
The first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 has been conferred on Sunila Abeysekera
Sri Lanka's security forces have used rape to torture and extract confessions from suspected Tamil separatists almost
The year was 1998 and porters at the wholesale vegetable market in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo had gone on strike,
Many were randomly scattered by Tamil Tiger rebels in the final months before their defeat.
At least 450 thousand women farmers earn less than 2 euros a day and almost 200 thousand migrant workers suffer abuse
“By 30 September the camp will be empty,” Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon told IRIN in Colom
2011 Nobel peace prize was given jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Tawakkol Karman, a democrati
A technical team from the UNHRC office in Geneva on the advice of HR High Commissioner Navi Pillay will arrive in the
UNP parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake says the bill while safeguarding women and child rights would also introduce seve
She pointed out that although many women should like to take part in representative politics, the prevailing politica
On 5th July 2012, a strong and diverse group of stakeholders working on women's empowerment issues came together to e
Sri Lanka, an island known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, boasts an exotic beauty – attracting thousands of
Around the world, political power still comes with a price for women who seek it.
At Kahawatte, representatives from several religions met and addressed a press conference on the issue of insecurity
Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade
For Tamils, the end of Sri Lanka's civil war has brought no peace dividend; for Tamil women, peace has brought with i
More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome
If and when Sri Lanka's Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) releases its report later this month, as
For Magei Kasai the battle against hardships did not end when the guns fell silent two years ago in the Sri Lankan ci
More policies and programmes must address the needs of female-headed households in Sri Lanka's former conflict zone,
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
Complaints with regard to child abuse and sexual offences against women and children in Sri Lanka are increasing dram
Within the next three years, the minimum age of Sri Lankan women seeking employment as domestic workers aboard will b
On 9 June 2011 three Sri Lankan women came together to show their work at the Saskia Fernando Gallery on Dharmapala M
Today the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is releasing a very disturbing report, Sexual Predators and Se
The Sri Lankan government has released all the former female combatants of the defeated terror organization, Liberati
The abuse and exploitation of unskilled migrants from South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka has long been considere
May 17 will be a historic day in the annals of Sri Lanka's legal sphere when Supreme Court Judge Dr.
Children and armed conflict – Report of the Secretary-General
The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former
After the war, one of the few jobs available is clearing explosives.
Right through our one hour interview, she kept twitching her fingers nervously.
The Island newspaper continues to publish leaks from the report produced by the Panel appointed by the UN Secretary G
Two years on from the end of the devastating 26-year civil war that ripped Sri Lanka apart, Channel 4 News has obtain
Back in 1960, Sri Lanka made headlines across the globe when it became the first country to elect a female leader.
In the regions newly liberated from conflict, the struggle still continues for women.
Today is the International Women's Day.
Women in Sri Lanka won the right to vote in 1931, seventeen years before independence.
The Organization for Freedom of Women, in a press meet held Sunday in ‘Tilak' hotel in Jaffna, accused Sri Lank
The adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), ten years ago, was a landmark in our efforts to recogniz
The Sri Lankan government plans to implement self-employment projects for the war widows in the North and East Provin
Tens of thousands of war widows cannot be reached due to a lack of funds, say officials, despite efforts to help them
Sri Lanka's construction industry has launched a project to provide construction skills to people, especially war wid
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister labeled the human rights groups as "patronizing, condescending and almost colonial&qu
Valmathi Jegadas is a different sort of mine clearer to the testosterone-fuelled explosives specialists portrayed in