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#MeToo sex scandals spur interest in standards for the aid sector

The slew of #MeToo sexual abuse scandals that has jolted the humanitarian sector has prompted calls for proper oversight and vetting of aid agencies...

Sri Lanka: Media’s #Me Too Moment; Time to do better – Sharanya Sekaram

In October 2017, feminism and social media were set aflame with a single hashtag - #MeToo. Most, if not all adult women have experienced harassment,...

90% of women have been subjected to sexual harassment on buses and trains in Sri Lanka.

Ninety percent of women have been subjected to sexual harassment on buses and trains. But many were unaware that perpetrators can be punished because...

Film Review: Prasanna Vithanage’s Usaviya Nihandayi (Silence in the Courts)

By Nanda Pethiyagoda. Thanks to the Colombo District Court that was not silent but judged fairly that the injunction brought against screening Usaviya Nihandayi produced...

Obtaining Justice For a Rape Victim in Sri Lanka: 9 Judges, 14 Years, 100s of Hearings & Much More

Rape case judgement & reflections on solidarity actions and struggles for justice in Sri Lanka, By Ruki Fernando. On 28th December 2015, the Nuwara Eliya High...

Sexual Fovours Demand from War Widows: We did not Consider this as a Serious Issue – SL Red Cross

Delhi joins Sri Lanka probe into ‘sexual favours’ for houses;The project is funded by India and implemented through a MoU with Sri Lanka. The Indian...

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...

4 Sri Lanka Soldiers Jailed 25 Years Each for Gang Rape in 2010

( SL military; File photo) COLOMBO (AFP) - A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday sentenced four government soldiers to 25 years in prison each for...

While HRC 30 Debating Sexual Harassment by SL Military, SL Police Were Torturing & Sexually Abusing a School Boy

( File photo: Sri Lanka police known for its inhumane practices) While United Nations Human Rights Council was listening to allegations of sexual harassment of...

The Forever Victims? Tamil Women in Post-War Sri Lanka

militarization on Tamil women’s lives in Sri Lanka. Based on over fifty interviews in the former conflict zone, we uncovered a very disturbing dynamic,...

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...

UN for Probe on Sexual Violence

The United Nations has called on the Government to investigate allegations of conflict-related sexual violence, Ban Ki-moonincluding incidents said to have taken place during...

Tamil villagers capture SL Navy trooper for rape attempt

The villagers of Vinaayakapuram at Vettilaik-kea’ni of Vadamaraadchi East in Jaffna captured a Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) sailor, who had entered into the house...

Jaffna: JMO report reveals child was gang raped

People in the area wants justice for the crime The brutal gang rape of 13-year-old girl and severe sexual abuse of 9-year-old girl have...
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