Building resilience is critical to minimise the impact of humanitarian crises Article based on insights from United Nations expert on humanitarian responses on how governments, institutions, communities, individuals and other levels/ actors can boost their resilience to cope with crises situations such as the pandemic. The number of people affected …Read More »
…so goes an old common blessing given to an Indian bride, talks of gender equality notwithstanding. While the small family norm slogan of ‘hum do, hamare do’ (we two, ours two) has rubbed in well the penchant for begetting at least one son has not waned. Many modern Indian women …Read More »
The world celebrated International Day of Older Persons on 1st of October. Sri Lanka also celebrates its Children’s Day on the same day. What a beautiful coincidence, even though perhaps purely by chance (and not by design). Indeed, this celebration of the young and old age alike is a symbolic …Read More »
International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) : We only have one shot at life! Age gracefully! Boycott ageism!
“We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing” International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) So said the famous playwright and political activist George Bernard Shaw. Alas, instead of being celebrated, older age is feared and looked down upon by many and ageism …Read More »
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of weak health systems that were ill-prepared to withstand the onslaught of the pandemic. As documented by the Pulse survey of the WHO, the pandemic has resulted in the disruption of essential health services, including sexual and reproductive health services, in most countries. …Read More »
Rights-based access to emergency contraception is a human rights issue and it should be included routinely in all family planning programmes, integrated into all health services and made available for all women and girls in dire need of it.Read More »