“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.”
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
“By 30 September the camp will be empty,” Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon told IRIN in Colom
A technical team from the UNHRC office in Geneva on the advice of HR High Commissioner Navi Pillay will arrive in the
Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade
More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome
The abuse and exploitation of unskilled migrants from South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka has long been considere
The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former
In the regions newly liberated from conflict, the struggle still continues for women.
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
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
They don't beg for pity. At home they're boss. They wield a hammer by day and at night cradle their children.
It was a typically hot, humid day in this eastern coastal village.
Although unmarried, Rajini Padamaraj, 32, is burdened with the responsibility of looking after the needs of her entir
In developing parts of the world like Sri Lanka, women remain more or less subjugated, writes Kalyani Inpakum
Whenever Sri Lankan rights activist Shereen Xavier attends a meeting related to her work in this war-battered norther
The sexual violence of the Sri Lankan military against Tamil women is fully tolerated by Political leadership and tho