We provide tangible and practical support to men and women on issues surrounding sexual and reproductive health.
WHO WE ARE
The Arka Initiative is a response to the need
for tangible and practical support on issues pertaining to sexual and reproductive health
in Sri Lanka. It is led by a group of young doctors, psychologists, lawyers and researchers, who are advised by senior doctors and psychologists.
WHAT WE DO
Create and disseminate accurate information on SRH
Provide reusable sanitary pads to underserved women in Sri Lanka
Provide comprehensive sex education to children
Run platforms to facilitate access to medical professionals
Create safe spaces for conversation at an institutional and grassroots level.
“I feel like we gained a lot of information that we didn’t know before and we ask that more programs be done as it was very valuable.
We corrected many misconceptions, many blessings for organizing this. I feel like it is a strength to not just me, but all who attended. Truly we haven’t spoken this openly before, I feel happy and now I feel like we can even educate others. It seems like a lie to feel ashamed about these things now. It was such a good programme, wishing good merits to all involved”
"A much needed and timely initiative launched by a group of courageous, young and dynamic professionals to clear
the many myths, misconceptions and misinformation regarding sexual and reproductive health among the people of Sri Lanka and to raise proper awareness and education in this less talked about and sensitive subject area in Sri Lanka."
Sustainable Sanitation Project session attendee
Dr. Romesh Jayasinghe
Founder, Director,Institute of Mental Health, Sri Lanka
ARKA IN THE MEDIA