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Tuesday 2 June 2020

Fighting online violence against children in Sri Lanka

 

COVID19’s impact on Sri Lanka has been immense with particularly severe consequences for children. As the pandemic spread across the globe, many countries, Sri Lanka included, went into various forms of lockdown to contain the spread. Schools in the country closed on March, 13, and, with island-wide curfew declared on March, 20, 4.2 million children of school going age were, and still are, confined to their homes.

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Save the Children, World Vision Lanka and University of Colombo partner to conduct first ever national level research on online violence against children

Colombo, 26th February 2020. Save the Children signed an agreement with the University of Colombo on 17th February 2020 to conduct a research on online violence against children in Sri Lanka. The research will be carried out by the University’s Social and Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC) and will be the first national research on the cyber exploitation of children, not only in Sri Lanka, but in South Asia as well.

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Save the Children works with plantation companies to ensure child protection through Child Rights Business Principles

Colombo, 28th January 2020.  Twelve children from the tea estate sector had the opportunity to share their experiences in child led advocacy and monitoring as well as membership in children’s clubs at Save the Children’s forum on Child Protection in Plantations held in Colombo last month. 

 

Thursday 2 May 2019

Statement on Easter Sunday attacks by Save the Children

Statement by: Hassan Noor Saadi, Regional Director Asia, Save the Children and Helen I'Anson, Country Director, Save the Children, Sri Lanka. 
 
"Save the Children is deeply shocked and saddened by the recent attacks in Sri Lanka that led to the deaths of hundreds of people, including children. With many children still in hospital fighting for their lives, our prayers remain with them and their families. We stand in solidarity with all children and families in Sri Lanka, regardless of their background.
 
Thursday 12 July 2018

Save the Children's Good Nutrition on Tea Estates project welcomes the Ministry of Health's Secretary for Nutrition Month

Sri Lanka celebrates National Nutrition Month every June. This year, the Ministry of Health, together with Save the Children’s Good Nutrition on Tea Estates (GNoTE) project, conducted programs in the estate sector to promote awareness and encourage the adoption of optimal nutrition practices. This was a part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and ultimately improve nutrition practices among pregnant women, new mothers, and children on the country’s tea estates. 

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