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Saturday May 15th, 2021
Women's Rights

Burka ban: No decision yet says Keheliya

Discussions are still underway about the decision to ban the wearing of the Burka and the Niqab in Sri Lanka, said Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

4 minutes

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 th...

11 min read

“Your ‘Sri Lankanness’ will not be reduced to one aspect of your identity.”

On March 8, International Women’s Day the Friedrich Nauman Foundation for Freedom invited ten selected women to say what they would do if they were...

7 min read

Sri Lanka’s boardrooms need 500 more women to close the gender gap in the corporate worl...

Sri Lanka will need 500 more women directors in boardrooms of listed companies to reach gender parity although the number of women joining leadership ...

4 min read

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, principles and actions ...

Mahadiya Hamza
Women MPs want Select Committee to look into Gender Discrimination

The women Members of Parliament want a Select Committee to be appointed to look into gender equity and equality in the country.

Advocata panel finds many barriers for women to enter politics

A panel discussion hosted by the think tank Advocata has highlighted myriad issues that prevent more women from entering...

2 min read

Sri Lanka's women are deprived of positions in political power yet again

The task of untangling the island from its woes has now been handed over to a male-led Parliament to uphold the true val...

Sathya Karunarathne

8 min read

Government has “desire for untrammelled power” - SJB  

The main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is warning that the government’s desire to abolish the 19th Amendment...

2 min read

Opinion: Not having a Cabinet level Ministry dealing with Women and Children’s needs is ...

By relegating the subject of women and children to a State Ministry without even a stand-alone status, it seems that for...

Kshama Ranawana

8 min read

Activists and academics ask for separate Cabinet Ministry for Women's Affairs

The downgrading of women and children’s affairs from Cabinet to State level has resulted in disappointed citizens and ...

3 min read

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