Country Sri Lanka
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 27 of the Constitution adopted in 1978, and amended in 2015, includes the following provisions:

13) The State shall promote with special care the interests of children and youth, so as to ensure their full development, physical, mental, moral, religious and social, and to protect them from exploitation and discrimination.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 1978 (amended in 2015), UN Women Constitutional Database

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