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July 15 @7PM

Medium :Sinhala

Gender and the application of Law

Event Overview

Gender and the application of Law

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Gender-based Violence (GBV) is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world and it refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. It is estimated that one in three women will experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime.

The consequences for victims include undermined confidence, physical disabilities, stigma and shame. Sexual violence also puts women at increased risk of HIV/AIDS.

When women and girls experience violence, it can affect their sexual and reproductive health choices, as well as their economic, educational and political empowerment.

According to a 2018 study done in 5 provinces in Sri Lanka, 1 in 3 female homicides were related to intimate partner violence. Preventing and responding to violence against women is imperatively important in development.






@ 7pm

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Sessions With

Dr. Gayathri Chandima Wijesundara

Dr. Gayathri Wijesundara

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Sociology, University of Ruhuna
Sajeewnai Abeykoon

Sajeewnai Abeykoon

Attorney At Law

Sajeewnai Abeykoon

Director (Enforcement)
National Child Protection
Rohana Hettiarachchi

Rohana Hettiarachchi

Executive Director

Rohana Hettiarachchi

Executive Director
PAFFREL ( People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections )
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Samanthie Jayamanna

Attorney At Law Moderator

Samanthie Jayamanna



Through this webinar you will be able to raise your awareness and get answers to the following questions from eminent resource persons / panelists

  • What it means?What is mean by gender base violence ?
  • How is it reflected?How it reflects in our society ?
  • What do you proposeWhat do you propose to over come gender base violence?
  • What is domestic violence?Is domestic violence is a gender based violence?
  • How do public institutions support?How public institutions support in prevention of sexual and gender-based violence? (Legal aid Commission and other)
  • How is the fundamental rights mandate utilised?How fundamental rights mandate can be used to protect gender discrimination?
  • Is there are a lack of political participation of women?Is lack of political participation of women reflects gender base violence?
  • How are Civil Society organisations involved?How civil Society organizations addressed gender-based discrimination in particular political participation?
  • How does the government respond to Civil Society organisations?How government responds to civil society organizations in prevention of gender-based discrimination?
  • How does Civil Society organisations address the issue?How civil Society organizations addressed gender-based discrimination in particular political participation?
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