Written By NAFSO on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 1:26:00 PM
Activists from Sri Lanka call for reform of oppressive Muslim
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.