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Adolescents in Asia are most vulnerable to unsafe abortions and have a right to receive comprehensive sexual education.

Youth Champion Lakmini Perera highlights the vulnerability of adolescents in seeking abortions. This infographic depicts barriers that adolescents in Asia and in specific Sri Lanka face when accessing abortion services. It emphasizes the need for Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) as … Continue reading

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Youth Project Of The Month: What Do Young People In Sri Lanka Think About Safe Abortion?

In Sri Lanka, restrictive laws allow abortion to be performed only if the mother’s life is in danger. Because of the unmet needs for safe abortion, several women and girls are forced to continue their pregnancies or undergo unsafe abortion. … Continue reading

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Do Legal Professionals in Sri Lanka Believe Abortion Is A Woman’s Right?

In Sri Lanka, due to the clandestine nature of induced abortions, there is a lack of reliable data. Various studies estimate induced abortion number anywhere between 150 000 to 175 000 abortions per year. A study conducted by the World … Continue reading

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Country Of The Month: Sri Lanka

This month we will be featuring stories in relation to unsafe abortion and access to safe abortion in Sri Lanka. Today, we would like to begin with excerpts from the Country Profile written by Youth Champion, Sarah Soysa. Law related … Continue reading

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Support This New Initiative: It’s Her Right

ASAP is proud to present a new photo campaign started by our Sri Lankan Youth Champions Sarah Soysa and Dakshitha Wickremaratne. The campaign was launched on Sept. 28, 2013, but will continue well beyond. These are the pictures they have … Continue reading

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