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Friday June 18th, 2021
Gender Issues

Leading the Nation through inclusion, equality and educational reforms

Ten women, academics, professionals, activists and sportswomen were invited to speak for ten minutes at a March 8 event organised by the Friedrich Nau...

2 minutes

Hashtag Generation launches Reform Charter for Media Houses to bring gender equality.

A Media Gender Charter launched by Hashtag Generation in Collaboration with IREX identifies ethics and sets minimum standards, principl...

5 min read

Wake Up! It’s time for Gender Parity not Patriarchy

The resistance from a number of senior police officers to the appointment of Bimshani Jasin Arachchi as the first woman Deputy Inspector General of Po...

6 min read

Dr Fernandopulle chosen as Chair of the Women’s caucus in Parliament

Dr Sudarshini Fernandopulle has been unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the tiny Women Parliamentarians Caucus an announcement from Parliament ...

2 min read

Sri Lanka's violence against women is a shadow pandemic

Sri Lanka has a culture of tolerating violence against women with many incidents growing unreported, an activist has said, citing results of a nationa...

Sri Lankan women discriminated against because of Mat Leave benefits – Verité

Sri Lanka’s women between the ages of 20-40 are most likely to be unemployed because hiring them is expensive for the private sector, mostly because...

Opinion: An All Women Party mooted to break into male-dominated politics

Though it is eighty-nine years since the first Sri Lankan woman, Adeline Molamure entered the State Legislature, then kn...

Kshama Ranawana

7 min read

What is holding back Sri Lankan Women from entering politics: Lihini Fernando decodes

Despite Sri Lankan women having progressed by breaking boundaries in many fields, their participation in the country’s...

Mahadiya Hamza

5 min read

Women’s activists demand Mahinda apologise to Jalani over remark over childless women

A group of activists staged a demonstration against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today protesting remarks made by hi...

2 min read

Women nominees: Poor showing from major parties in run-up to Sri Lanka's polls

With nominations being concluded for the upcoming parliamentary election, questions have been raised as to whether women...

Tharumalee Silva

4 min read

Send more women to next Parliament - MPs

The women Members of Parliament are appealing to voters at the upcoming Parliamentary General elections to send more wom...

2 min read

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