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Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children14 Feb 2018

Prepared for the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February 2018, this report tracks progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries. 

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka & Children’s Emergency Relief International5 Dec 2017

This outline of alternative care, both conceptually and in the Sri Lankan context, provides insight into both the current system and what efforts are yielding results.

ColomboPage News25 Sep 2017

Findings from a Dutch television program have inspired the Government of Netherlands to call for an investigation into the irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka. Investigative journalists claim that at least 11,000 babies from Sri Lanka adopted by foreign couples were either bought or stolen from their parents.

Karen McVeigh - The Guardian20 Sep 2017

The Government of Sri Lanka has announced an inquiry into adoption fraud following claims that thousands of babies were taken from their mothers and sold to foreign nationals in the 1980s. 

Sinhala's Saroj Pathirana - BBC20 Jun 2017

Although Sri Lanka's common law does not allow underage marriages, the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) allows community leaders to determine the marriage age. Muslim women activists are now coming forward to open up a discussion about reform, including the young girl featured in this article. 

The International Child and Youth Care Network23 Feb 2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The First International Conference on "Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World – Caring to Notice!" will take place 23-25 February 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The International Institute of Knowledge Management & The International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC Net)23 Feb 2016

The 1st International Conference on Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World: Caring to Notice! will be held on 23rd, 24th and 25th of February 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

ACCI Relief1 Jan 2016

Kinnected is a program run in 10 countries by the organization ACCI Relief aimed at preserving and strengthening families and assisting children currently in residential care to achieve their right to be raised in a family. This report describes Kinnected’s programs and initiatives underway in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Lesotho and includes some individual case studies.

Chamara Senaratna - International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care1 Jan 2015

The purpose of this paper is to describe hitherto unexplored issues related to sexual abuse of left-behind children of migrant women in Sri Lanka.

MenCare Sri Lanka1 Jan 2014

This moving short film (7 mins) produced by MenCare examines the circumstance of one man who found himself as the primary caregiver to his children when his female partner moved abroad for work.