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Tuesday September 28th, 2021
Gender Issues

Speaker to probe alleged verbal sexual harassment of Sri Lanka female opposition MP

The MP in question had allegedly sung a lewd song lyric directed at MP Athukorala.

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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 ...

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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 stan...

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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 ...

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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...

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 sai...

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 ...

Mahadiya Hamza

5 min read

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...

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Opinion: Onus on University staff to enforce discipline to stop ragging

Pasindu Hirushan Silva, the Sri Jayewardenepura student who was seriously injured when a tyre fell on him, has gone to c...

Kshama Ranawana

7 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

7 min read

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

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

Kshama Ranawana

7 min read

Human Rights Defender Deepika Udagama quits as Chair of the Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka’s Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission, internationally renowned Human Rights Defender Dr Deepika Udag...

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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

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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...

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