If you’ve got a story that addresses a social issue in Sri Lanka – we want to hear from you! As a contributor for iVoice, you will inspire others in your community and bring awareness to issues relating to youth, women, the elderly, and the population at large. iVoice is always looking for new contributors to expand our community!

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13-Mar-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Women all over the world have strived hard to break the gender barrier and stereotypes to become whom they are today. While we read success stories of women leaders and entrepreneurs, we often miss to see ordinary women who have also broken the shackles and come…

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05-Mar-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

What can be more powerful than a woman’s smile? Behind her smile, there is an untold story, unexpressed sorrow, unspoken words, violence, discrimination etc. But, they choose to smile. Every woman is strong and positive by heart. Their courage to smile even when they…

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27-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Statistics suggest that in 2016, there were 51.89 % female population in Sri Lanka. How many women do we come across each day? Women are everywhere. We keep speaking to and about them. But how many of us are really fighting for women's rights, women’s voices…

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20-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

If you ever wonder how to lead a happy life amid all challenges and negativity, look at each and every woman. Every woman in this society undergoes harassment, stress, negativity, insult, violence and discrimination. Yet, they choose to rise and shine. These pictures taken by Kirishanth…

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05-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

We often hear about successful women, but not about the women who work hard to earn their living. Today, women are into every field from high-profile jobs to roadside vendors to lorry drivers. The list is much bigger. Isn’t it fascinating to see women striving hard and being independent at the…

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24-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Regardless of their age, women are strong enough to face the world.  Once decided, they will not give up easily. Here are some of the photos submitted by Kowatsan under the topic 'Rural Women in Unconventional Settings' for the Big Picture - Photography Competition 2017.

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22-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Independent women are successful in any field they choose. They are determined, fearless, brave and strong enough to face the world on their own. Here are some of the photos submitted by W.A Miroshan.S.Wikkramaarachchi under the topic 'Rural Women in Unconventional…

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05-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

A lot of women work as roadside vendors to support earn their daily income. Many organizations in Sri Lanka work towards assisting and guiding women for a better living and towards women empowerment.  Here are some of the photo’s submitted by Gagan Karunachandra under the topic 'Rural…

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04-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

In Sri Lanka, women are more dominant in the tea sector. Statistics suggest that plantation women workers comprise approximately 52% of the work force. Here are some of the photos submitted by Mohamed Haneek under the topic 'Rural Women in Unconventional…

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19-Dec-2017 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

In Sri Lanka, many women go for work in order to earn a living or to support their families.  According to the World Bank report, Sri Lanka's labor force participation rate - Female is 35% in 2017.  Here are some of the photo's submitted by Udara oshan Nissanka under the topic…

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16-Nov-2017 Ajith- Ivoice Team

Chamal Malintha Gunasinghe is an 18-year-old student who lives in Meegahathenna, a remote town in Walallawita divisional secretary area in Kalutara district of Sri Lanka.  "Our town is the center point for a number of very remote villages. People visit the town to buy and sell commodities at the…

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Strengthening and supporting the voice of children and youth is extremely vital in creating a vibrant society, where diversity is respected; acknowledged; celebrated and tolerated. It is also highly important to realize that the children and youth can propose extremely creative and sustainable remedies to transform complex social conflicts…

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23-Feb-2016 iVoice Staff

Yalini Shanmuganathan (26) is a final year student in Department of Applied Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. She is reading for B.Sc in Food Science and Nutrition.

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A report submitted by the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka to the parliament indicates that 128 persons have been killed and further 122 have been disappeared due to natural disasters in 2016. Further 59 persons have been injured in natural disaster situations. The deaths and disappearances have been caused by…

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Somalatha is a rural woman who lives in a border village in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. She is a 54-year old rubber factory worker. “Rubber prices have declined. Masters say the factory is not making profits. They want to stop the workers and I will have to retire…

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Shuffling through Friday’s (02 October) newspapers, there were quite a few stories about children. This was expected given that yesterday was National Children’s Day. Front pages were splashed with pictures of beaming children, minsters distributing gifts to children in the arms of their proud parents, and full page advertisements…

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24-May-2017 iVoice Staff- Ivoice Team