CEDAW report presented brave women activists of Sri Lanka


  • Activists from Sri Lanka call for reform of oppressive Muslim 
  • marriage laws 
  • CEDAW lobbied for support to decriminalise same-sex relationships 
  • Demand women’s rights be included in FR chapter of new constitution
  • Call for independent national commission on women
 By Dharisha Bastians reporting from Geneva 

Lankan activists gathered in the Swiss canton of Geneva this week to lobby the United Nations women’s rights watchdog – CEDAW – pressing the UN committee to urge the Sri Lankan Government to meet its obligations to protect women in the country from discriminatory practices, including oppressive marriage laws, a ban on same-sex unions and ongoing sexual exploitation of women and girls, especially in former war zones.
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