National Civil Society Reports on Beijing + 25 – Sri Lanka

The report provides a sustained, participatory reflection on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in Sri Lanka over the past five years. It notes that while steps forward have been taken, many challenges still remain. Some of these are long-term issues, while others, such as the impact of the Easter 2019 bombings and the rise in cyber violence are noted as emergent challenges. Overall, the report notes that while there are several policies, national action plans, charters and initiatives in place to address the discrimination faced by women and LBT persons in Sri Lanka, weak political will in pushing for the achievement of gender equality, as well as recurrent disputes at the level of political leadership, overshadow the goal of comprehensive implementation of these policies and programmes.

Sri Lankan CSO Report on Beijing + 25




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