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Sri Lanka: Refugee raped by police officer in charge of her security

Image: "Maryam"  by Jordanian artist Rand Abdelnur, courtesy of  the Artisana Gallery in Amman, Jordan. Ms. X (name withheld), is residing at the Special Residential Safe House...

A trial-at-bar in Jaffna and a governance muddle in Colombo – Kishali Pinto Jayawaradena. 

The Vidhya prosecution differed from the Krishanthi Kumaraswamy prosecution... ( Photo: A protest held against the killing of Krishanthi Kumaraswamyin in Colombo; credit Sunday...

Pakistani village court orders gang rape as revenge

Multan, July 27 (Reuters): Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl...

This utterly beautiful photo series is taking a stand against sexual assault and rape culture

 by Nick Reilly in discover This is the 'Still Not Asking For It' photo series by photographer Rory Banwell. And it's taking a brilliant stand against sexual...

Sri Lanka WAN Declares March 08 as Dark Day

While all over the world women celebrate International Women's Day ON 08th March Women's Action Group has declared the March 08 as a Dark...

Of Rape, Killings, Impunity and Our Collective Amnesia – WATCHDOG

As women’s rights groups and activists mark International Women’s Day tomorrow (8th) and the month of March as ‘Dark March’, we hope that we...

A Story of Fierce Courage From Vishvamadhu – Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

In a ‘letter to the editor’ of a Sri Lankan national newspaper recently, someone pointed to the need for a fearlessA story of fierce...

Vishwamadu Military Rape Case: These Crimes are Not Committed by the Military Alone – WAN

(A file photo) Women’s Action Network (WAN) welcomes yesterday’s (6th October 2015) precedent setting verdict of the Vishwamadu military rape case (case no 1569/12...

Prof. V.T Thamilmaran on Swiss Kumar, Accountability & TNA politics

Colombo Law Faculty Dean V.T Thamilmaran said, the Police are responsible to probe and place the truth before people; how one of the rape...

Jaffna Unrest Had Political Dimension Too – Jehan Perera

The mob violence that suddenly burst forth in Jaffna has given rise to multiple interpretations, both in Jaffna and elsewhere. Opposition politicians have claimed...

Sri Lanka Probe Finds Evidence of Sex Bribes in Women’s Cricket Team

(The Sri lanka National Women's Cricket Team at the felicitation ceremony held at Taj Samudra Hotel on Wednesday 2013. Pictures by Sulochana Gamage) Reuters- Sri...

Jaffna Gang Rape: CM Calls on Protesters to be Peaceful; Senior Police officers Transferred

( Police officer tell Tamil mother ' it is up to you to discipline your men' ) Demonstrations and protests should be peaceful and democratic. Chief...

Wigneswaran Challenges Indian SC Ruling: Seeks Release of 3 Persons Convicted for Raping 13 Girls

Former Supreme Court Judge and Northern province Chief minister C V Wigneswaran has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release three life convicts...
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Sri Lanka: A Return to Threats & Fear; Crackdown on Critics, Disregard for Accountability

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Sri Lanka: Despite police intimidation prayer weak for the release of Tamil political prisoners held successfully

Families of Tamil political prisoners, civil society organizations and civilians of North East Sri-Lanka launched a weeklong prayer campaign from 7th to 14th January...

Joint Statement against the Sri Lankan Government: Memorials can be destroyed, not memories

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