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South Asian Women in Media (Sri Lanka Chapter) elects new office bearers

The South Asian Women in Media (SAWM) - Sri Lanka Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on 28 January 2013 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI). … Read More»

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Breadwinners: Sri Lanka's war widows constantly search for a sustainable source of livelihood

Sri Lanka’s total population 20.27 million consists of 53% women (2/3 of total population) according to the latest census. More and more women are becoming breadwinners all over South Asia. … Read More»

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Signature campaign to create awareness on violence against women in Sri Lanka

A public signature campaign under the theme “Violence Against Women is Violence Against Humanity” was launched recently near the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo, to create awareness on violence against … Read More»

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Disappearance Is A Crime Against Humanity; Let us not allow it to happen again!

“Death is merciful than disappearance"", " We don't know whether to place flowers and mourn or wait for some more time?”, “We don’t know whether to continue wearing the “Pottu” and “Thaalikkody” (sym … Read More»

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Women carry camphor pots for their "missing" fathers, brothers, husbands and sons

Women, whose fathers, brothers, husbands and sons have been disappeared over the past years, took part in a religious protest recently in Colombo. … Read More»

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It's Time to RISE UP and SPEAK UP Together

“It’s Time to RISE UP and SPEAK UP Together” ~ 25th November 2012 marked the Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is also the beginning of 16 da … Read More»

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Journalism that propelled me into blogging ~ Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

t was journalism that propelled me into blogging. I began to blog in 2005 after reporting on the tsunami and witnessing death and destruction in the North, East, and South of the country. … Read More»

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Women's issues are excluded during reconciliation and reconstruction processes

The theme for 2012 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women! … Read More»

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Sri Lanka’s 207 Centimetres Tall Tamil Netball Champion

Last year, Tharjini Sivalingam brought glory to herself and the country. The Sri Lankan netball team emerged the winner of the Asian Championship in 2009. … Read More»

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Jaffna’s Women Take a Trishaw Ride To Financial Independence

DushiYanthini Kanagasabapathipillai in Jaffna, North of Sri Lanka … Read More»

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