In our second episode, we will be talking about Sri Lanka. Our guests are Sonali Gunasekera, director for advocacy at the Family Planning Association in Sri Lanka. Sonali has a wealth of experience working in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Child Protection and Gender and Advocacy related activities. Previously she worked at the Child Fund Sri Lanka, Oxfam GB Sri Lanka, the International Labour Organisation and Save the Children Sri Lanka and is joining us from Colombo! Also with us in Mumbai is South Asia correspondent and author, Natalie Mayroth, from the network Deine Korrespondentin.
„Sri Lanka is not ready for the change.“ The abortion laws on the island are among the most restrictive in the world and have not been changes since the colonial area. According to estimates Hundreds of women a day take the risks with illegal terminations, because of the lack of excess to professional assistance, money or professional help. „Women have to look after their own bodies.“