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[30 Apr 2019 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Relationship Education – Lead by Example

30th April, 2019
By Hans Billimoria
In recent years, we have tried to disentangle relationship education from sex education in Sri Lanka. Our impetus: sex education in Sri Lanka is limited to education around sex and reproduction, i.e. vaginal – penal penetration that leads to pregnancy and childbirth. UNESCO prefers the term comprehensive sexuality education, and defines it as follows:
“Comprehensive sexuality education is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical and social …

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[23 May 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Life, without love…paintings by Nihal Senarathna

Photo credit: Satya Bashi
“Life without love” is an emotional journey in search of love, wherever it is in daylight or in darkness. The paintings talk about violence, loneliness, lust, limitations and  hope in human relationships.
Working as a counsellor and listening to the pain and disappointments of people has fueled his creativity.

An insatiable curiosity and interest for emotions, imagination and the scars left on souls have always been an inspiration to my work,  Nihal says.
Exhibition is on display …

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Today’s Papers – A Reflection

Contentious casinos, “militant” Buddhism, bank robberies, daughters murdered, young girls forced into sex work… What conclusion could someone reading the paper today arrive at? What would those in our past say? And what would our children think we allowed for? How would they be affected in the coming decades?

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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | Posted by ]
A Call to Action to People Living with HIV

We are people living with HIV.
Over three decades into this epidemic, we are angry that still 4500 of us are dying of AIDS related illnesses every day. Sixteen years after developing effective treatment, more than half of all of us who need it cannot access these life-saving drugs. The progress that has been made in treatment access is under threat.
People without access to treatment die!
We are angry that our human rights are increasingly being violated. We …

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[16 Mar 2011 | No Comment | Posted by ]
“Young females who use drugs in Nepal calls on global leaders to reaffirm their commitment on HIV and AIDS”

16th March 2011
Twenty young females who inject drug’s [aged 15-29 years] from Kathmandu valley gathered for 3 days of leadership and advocacy training in Hotel Pension Vasna, Dilli bazaar, Kathmandu on 13th – 15th March 2011.
During the training, the young female participants discussed and reached a consensus about their needs, challenges, gaps and recommendation for a way forward.
Globally , 40% of new HIV infections are among youth under the age of 25, and young people …