Zero Tolerance for Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Sri Lanka The National Action Plan to address Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) was officially launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Colombo today.
The National Action Plan, developed on the vision of creating “a violence free life for women and children” with Zero Tolerance for Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Sri Lanka, is significant as it was formulated using a multi-sectoral approach with engagement from key ministries representing nine sectors.
These advances have particularly fostered the empowerment of women.
A former British colony, Sri Lanka saw the establishment of single-sex schools during the colonial period. Kannangara, the country reformed its education sector and introduced free education for all students.
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“The inevitable increase in the school-going population of girls with universal free education ‘normalized’ or ‘naturalized’ the notion of the educated woman,” explains Carmen Wickramagamage, professor at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.
However, you should be aware of the risk of sexual assault, spiked drinks, road accidents, drowning due to dangerous tides and credit card fraud.
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The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean off the southern coast of India.
Today, five years after the end of an almost three-decade civil conflict, the so-called Pearl of the Orient is lauded for its achievements in health and education.
The support extended by UNDP has greatly strengthened the efforts of the Ministry...