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  1. PAKISTAN: Meet Sadia Khan: The Pakistani Woman 'With a Price on Her Head' for Protesting Against Abuses

    As the recent abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terror group Boko Haram sheds light on the dramatic situation

    Friday, May 9, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 310
  2. SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan Activist Conferred Peace Award

    The first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 has been conferred on Sunila Abeysekera

    Saturday, May 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 966
  3. SRI LANKA: "We Will Teach You a Lesson" Sexual Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces

    The 140-page report provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 779
  4. SRI LANKA: Women's Insecurity in the North and East

    Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 760
  5. SRI LANKA: Menik Farm IDP Camp to Close by 30 September

    “By 30 September the camp will be empty,” Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon told IRIN in Colom

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 400
  6. SRI LANKA: UNHRC Delegation to Arrive in Sri Lanka Friday

    A technical team from the UNHRC office in Geneva on the advice of HR High Commissioner Navi Pillay will arrive in the

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 326
  7. SOUTH ASIA: Global activists against child marriage garner support in S. Asia

    Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 816
  8. SRI LANKA: Women, Girls Face Dire Security Threats in Tamil Areas

    More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 608
  9. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Plans to Deter Unskilled Migration

    The abuse and exploitation of unskilled migrants from South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka has long been considere

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 805
  10. SRI LANKA: For Sri Lankan Women, War for Survival Continues in Peacetime

    The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 760
  11. SRI LANKA: 'National Security' in Post-War Sri Lanka: Women's (In) Security in the North

    Resurrecting the ‘undead Tiger' to secure the citizen: How the situation of women belie the dominant security
    Monday, April 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 642
  12. SRI LANKA: War Ends, Women Struggle On

    In the regions newly liberated from conflict, the struggle still continues for women.

    Monday, March 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 406
  13. Alternative Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): Sri Lanka

    The Com­mit­tee on the Elim­i­na­tion of Dis­crim­i­na­tion against Wo­m­

    Saturday, January 29, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 360
  14. SRI LANKA: Government Accused of Abandoning War-Affected Women

    The Organization for Freedom of Women, in a press meet held Sunday in ‘Tilak' hotel in Jaffna, accused Sri Lank

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 482
  15. SRI LANKA: Women, Peace and Security

    The adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), ten years ago, was a landmark in our efforts to recogniz

    Monday, November 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 504
  16. SRI LANKA: Conflict Over but not for Widows

    Tens of thousands of war widows cannot be reached due to a lack of funds, say officials, despite efforts to help them

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 443
  17. SRI LANKA: To Give War Widows Construction Skills

    Sri Lanka's construction industry has launched a project to provide construction skills to people, especially war wid

    Saturday, October 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 462
  18. Sri Lanka Rejects War Crime Photos Released by Tamil Group

    Sri Lanka Foreign Minister labeled the human rights groups as "patronizing, condescending and almost colonial&qu

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 461
  19. SRI LANKA: War Widows: Sri Lankan Women Take Charge

    They don't beg for pity. At home they're boss. They wield a hammer by day and at night cradle their children.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 116
  20. SRI LANKA: War Over, But Women Wage Battle For Survival

    It was a typically hot, humid day in this eastern coastal village.

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 669
  21. SRI LANKA: War-Affected Women Bewail Their Plight

    Although unmarried, Rajini Padamaraj, 32, is burdened with the responsibility of looking after the needs of her entir

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 121
  22. SRI LANKA: Tamil Women Denied the Right to Live in Peace

    In developing parts of the world like Sri Lanka, women remain more or less subjugated, writes Kalyani Inpakum

    Monday, May 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 077
  23. SRI LANKA: How the War Gave Tamil Women More Space

    Whenever Sri Lankan rights activist Shereen Xavier attends a meeting related to her work in this war-battered norther

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 192
  24. SRI LANKA: State Terrorism Against Tamil Women

    The sexual violence of the Sri Lankan military against Tamil women is fully tolerated by Political leadership and tho

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 694
  25. Exported and Exposed: Abuses against Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates

    The 131-page report documents the serious abuses that domestic workers face at every step of the migration process.

    Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 123
  26. Call to End Violence

    Dear All,

    Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 118
  27. International Campaign on Women Human Rights Defenders opens global consultation meeting in Sri Lanka

    Nearly 200 activists from approximately 70 countries worldwide gathered yesterday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to begin an

    Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 122
  28. South Asian Campaign to End All Violence against Women

    The six-year, six-country, South Asian Campaign to End All Violence against Women - or the 'WE CAN" campaign - a

    Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 125
  29. Campaign

    The National Council for Peace in Sri Lanka launched the Campaign "From one year to Ceasefire to Permanent Peace

    Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 127
  30. BLOG: Anusha Ravichandran, "Please Bring My Sister Back to Me"

    Sixteen months after the end of the civil war in northern Sri Lanka, thousands of former rebel fighters are still mis

    Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 608
  31. INTERVIEW/FILM: Why Women in Politics Always Matters: A conversation with Chulani Kodikara

    Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 744
  32. CONFERENCE: CEDAW Discusses HR of Women in Bangladesh, Belarus and Sri Lanka

    The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women last afternoon met with non-governmental organizatio

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 947
  33. BLOG: Women and Peacemaking in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kashmir and Afghanistan

    Monday, February 7, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 968
  34. APPEAL/PETITION: Sri Lankan Women's Groups Demand Road Access for Displaced People Through Famous Nature Reserve

    We, the undersigned call on the Government to take immediate action to prevent the destruction of the Wilpattu Nation

    Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 079
  35. PRESS RELEASE: UN Report on Sri Lanka Conflict Must be Made Public

    A UN report on accountability for war crimes committed in the Sri Lankan armed conflict must be made public, Amnesty

    Monday, April 11, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 157
  36. BLOG: A Local Girl with a Global Platform: Leymah Gbowee and Sri Lanka

    2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee calls herself “a local girl with a global platform.” Leymah is no

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 473
  37. Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and People Living in Rural Areas

    Feminist Collective Statement

    Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 12:00
    Initiatives94 139
  38. Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and People Living in Rural Areas

    Feminist Collective Statement

    Human Rights Council 3rd Session

    Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 12:00
    Initiatives94 140