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Muslim women urge reforms to ‘unjust, Man-made’ laws

A collective of Muslim women activists representing different organizations, called for immediate reform of the Muslim Marriage Divorce Act (MMDA), which they said is an Act which causes ‘grave injustices’ to Muslim women in Sri Lanka.

Website launched to combat cyberbullying

A new website called "Hithawathi" or "Confidante" to combat cyberbullying was launched at the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) on Tuesday (02nd July 2019).

Unmonitored microcredit lending a burden on rural women – CEPA

The Center for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), a research institute based in Colombo, points out that the unsupervised process of micro credit lending and microfinance activities have resulted the rise of many socio-economic problems among rural women in Sri Lanka.

State-sector women may wear saree, osari or other “appropriate” garment

An amendment to the 29 May circular on dress code for government employees states that women at the workplace may wear a saree, an osari (Kandyan saree) or any other garment deemed appropriate and does not conceal the employee's face.

Women victimised at times of crisis – activists

A collective of women's rights activists said yesterday (23) that women, being a vulnerable part of society, are victimised at a time of political and social crisis.