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  1. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Has Taken Concrete Steps to Address Violence Against Women

    Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 363
  2. PAKISTAN: Meet Sadia Khan: The Pakistani Woman 'With a Price on Her Head' for Protesting Against Abuses

    As the recent abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terror group Boko Haram sheds light on the dramatic situation

    Friday, May 9, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 310
  3. SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan Activist Conferred Peace Award

    The first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 has been conferred on Sunila Abeysekera

    Saturday, May 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 966
  4. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Security Forces Rape, Torture Tamil Detainees - Group

    Sri Lanka's security forces have used rape to torture and extract confessions from suspected Tamil separatists almost

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 815
  5. SRI LANKA: Female Journalists Walk on Eggshells in Sri Lanka

    The year was 1998 and porters at the wholesale vegetable market in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo had gone on strike,

    Thursday, February 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 831
  6. SRI LANKA: The Women Clearing Sri Lanka's Mines

    Many were randomly scattered by Tamil Tiger rebels in the final months before their defeat.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 535
  7. SRI LANKA : Every 90 Seconds a Woman Subjected to Sexual Violence

    At least 450 thousand women farmers earn less than 2 euros a day and almost 200 thousand migrant workers suffer abuse

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 692
  8. SRI LANKA: Menik Farm IDP Camp to Close by 30 September

    “By 30 September the camp will be empty,” Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon told IRIN in Colom

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 400
  9. SRI LANKA: Special Message to Sri Lanka From Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Leymah

    2011 Nobel peace prize was given jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Tawakkol Karman, a democrati

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 352
  10. SRI LANKA: UNHRC Delegation to Arrive in Sri Lanka Friday

    A technical team from the UNHRC office in Geneva on the advice of HR High Commissioner Navi Pillay will arrive in the

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 326
  11. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka's Main Opposition to Present Bill to Protect Women and Child Rights

    UNP parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake says the bill while safeguarding women and child rights would also introduce seve

    Thursday, September 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 319
  12. SRI LANKA: Women in Politics

    She pointed out that although many women should like to take part in representative politics, the prevailing politica

    Saturday, August 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 315
  13. SRI LANKA: N-Peace Consultation Looks at How to Promote the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Sri Lanka

    On 5th July 2012, a strong and diverse group of stakeholders working on women's empowerment issues came together to e

    Monday, July 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 256
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  15. SRI LANKA: Sexual Abuse of Girls and Women on the Rise

    Sri Lanka, an island known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, boasts an exotic beauty – attracting thousands of

    Thursday, April 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 995
  16. SOUTH ASIA: Female Politicians Detail Their Struggles

    Around the world, political power still comes with a price for women who seek it.

    Monday, March 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 919
  17. SRI LANKA: Failure of State Protection for Women From Rape, Sexual Harassment, Murder and Other Harmful Acts

    At Kahawatte, representatives from several religions met and addressed a press conference on the issue of insecurity

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 877
  18. SOUTH ASIA: Global activists against child marriage garner support in S. Asia

    Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 816
  19. SRI LANKA: Tamils Await Their Peace Dividend

    For Tamils, the end of Sri Lanka's civil war has brought no peace dividend; for Tamil women, peace has brought with i

    Monday, January 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 715
  20. SOUTH ASIA: Asian Women Shine in Politics

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 588
  21. SRI LANKA: Women, Girls Face Dire Security Threats in Tamil Areas

    More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 608
  22. SRI LANKA: Seen and not heard: women in Sri Lanka's reconciliation commission

    If and when Sri Lanka's Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) releases its report later this month, as

    Thursday, December 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 481
  23. SRI LANKA: Single Women Begin to Rebuild

    For Magei Kasai the battle against hardships did not end when the guns fell silent two years ago in the Sri Lankan ci

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 278
  24. SRI LANKA: Battles Ahead for Women

    More policies and programmes must address the needs of female-headed households in Sri Lanka's former conflict zone,

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 192
  25. INTERNATIONAL: Salute To Women Driving Revolutions

    What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 080
  26. SRI LANKA: Sexual Offences on the Increase

    Complaints with regard to child abuse and sexual offences against women and children in Sri Lanka are increasing dram

    Friday, June 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 999
  27. SRI LANKA: Women Going as Domestic Aides Abroad to be Further Restricted

    Within the next three years, the minimum age of Sri Lankan women seeking employment as domestic workers aboard will b

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 812
  28. SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan Contemporary Female

    On 9 June 2011 three Sri Lankan women came together to show their work at the Saskia Fernando Gallery on Dharmapala M

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 906
  29. SRI LANKA: Sexual Predators and Serial Rapists Run wild at Wal-Mart Suppliers in Jordan, According to New Report by Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights

    Today the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is releasing a very disturbing report, Sexual Predators and Se

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 896
  30. SRI LANKA: All Former Female LTTE Combatants in Sri Lanka Released Now

    The Sri Lankan government has released all the former female combatants of the defeated terror organization, Liberati

    Saturday, June 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 876
  31. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Plans to Deter Unskilled Migration

    The abuse and exploitation of unskilled migrants from South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka has long been considere

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 805
  32. SRI LANKA: Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, First Woman CJ

    May 17 will be a historic day in the annals of Sri Lanka's legal sphere when Supreme Court Judge Dr.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 759
  33. SRI LANKA: Responding to Vulnerabilities Affecting Children Continues to be Problematic in Sri Lanka

    Children and armed conflict – Report of the Secretary-General

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 745
  34. SRI LANKA: For Sri Lankan Women, War for Survival Continues in Peacetime

    The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 760
  35. SRI LANKA: Women in Front Line as Sri Lanka Tackles Landmines

    After the war, one of the few jobs available is clearing explosives.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 733
  36. SRI LANKA: 'National Security' in Post-War Sri Lanka: Women's (In) Security in the North

    Resurrecting the ‘undead Tiger' to secure the citizen: How the situation of women belie the dominant security
    Monday, April 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 642
  37. SRI LANKA: Casualties of War: Helping Sri Lanka's Female Soldiers

    Right through our one hour interview, she kept twitching her fingers nervously.

    Sunday, April 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 641
  38. SRI LANKA: No Respite Even After War: The Rape, Execution, Torture and Disappearances of IDPs in Sri Lanka

    The Island newspaper continues to publish leaks from the report produced by the Panel appointed by the UN Secretary G

    Friday, April 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 673
  39. SRI LANKA: Evidence of Ongoing Repression and Abuse

    Two years on from the end of the devastating 26-year civil war that ripped Sri Lanka apart, Channel 4 News has obtain

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 613
  40. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Politics in Need of More Women

    Back in 1960, Sri Lanka made headlines across the globe when it became the first country to elect a female leader.

    Friday, April 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 554
  41. SRI LANKA: War Ends, Women Struggle On

    In the regions newly liberated from conflict, the struggle still continues for women.

    Monday, March 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 406
  42. SRI LANKA: Women Have Played an Exemplary Role in Developing Sri Lanka

    Today is the International Women's Day.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 385
  43. SRI LANKA: Where are the Women in Local Government?

    Women in Sri Lanka won the right to vote in 1931, seventeen years before independence.

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 358
  44. SRI LANKA: Government Accused of Abandoning War-Affected Women

    The Organization for Freedom of Women, in a press meet held Sunday in ‘Tilak' hotel in Jaffna, accused Sri Lank

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 482
  45. SRI LANKA: Women, Peace and Security

    The adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), ten years ago, was a landmark in our efforts to recogniz

    Monday, November 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 504
  46. SRI LANKA: Government to Implement Self-Employment Projects for War Widows in North and East

    The Sri Lankan government plans to implement self-employment projects for the war widows in the North and East Provin

    Thursday, October 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 451
  47. SRI LANKA: Conflict Over but not for Widows

    Tens of thousands of war widows cannot be reached due to a lack of funds, say officials, despite efforts to help them

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 443
  48. SRI LANKA: To Give War Widows Construction Skills

    Sri Lanka's construction industry has launched a project to provide construction skills to people, especially war wid

    Saturday, October 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 462
  49. Sri Lanka Rejects War Crime Photos Released by Tamil Group

    Sri Lanka Foreign Minister labeled the human rights groups as "patronizing, condescending and almost colonial&qu

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 461
  50. SRI LANKA: Women Clear Sri Lanka's Landmine Legacy

    Valmathi Jegadas is a different sort of mine clearer to the testosterone-fuelled explosives specialists portrayed in

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 277