Women and girls with disabilities who’ve survived gender-based violence find a haven in the heart of Sri Lanka

Author: Zafran Packeerally * Names have been changed to protect the identity of survivors. In the serene, green surroundings of Thalawa, nestled in the Anuradhapura ...
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From where I stand: “Our goal is to provide a home that offers love, care and protection for women with disabilities”

Dulmini Bandara is the Officer-in-charge at Manusath Piyasa – a shelter for women with disabilities operated by the Social Services Department in the Rathnapura District in ...
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Empowering women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

Author: Avindi Perera At the break of dawn, Ramesh Anusha wakes up to prepare food parcels for sale. Before opening her shop in Eluthoor, Mannar ...
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A mother learns, produces and builds independence in a Sri Lanka village

Author: Zafran Packeerally* Eluthoor, Sri Lanka — Things were not easy for Uma Maheswary and her husband when they returned to Sri Lanka after the country’s long ...
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For more livable communities, more women leaders are needed in waste management in Sri Lanka

Authors: Marlon Ariyasinghe, Boost Metrics* Illustrations: UN Women Sri Lanka/Boost Metrics Colombo, Sri Lanka — Improving waste management starts at home, but its benefits go well ...
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For better days and bigger dreams

Originally published on UN Women’s regional site for Asia and the Pacific Author: Sakina Aliakbar In a small village in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, Juvachandrakumar ...
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