Sri Lanka says in national policy formulation to combat violence against women, it is necessary to focus on gender equality and the empowerment of women

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Intervening in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and SR on Extreme Poverty at the 26th UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 12th June 2014, Sri Lanka said “We believe that in national policy formulation to combat violence against women, it is necessary to focus on gender equality and the empowerment of women to enable them to fully enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms. Sri Lanka’s national policy framework, has consistently highlighted the importance of gender equality and taken measures to alleviate any existing gender gaps”.

 

Full Statement


Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka

Geneva
 

12 June 2014

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