Country Sri Lanka
Year 2015
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs has established women and children's units at the divisional level which is staffed by the officers working on women and child affairs at the grass root level to provide protection, care and guidance to resolve issues related to GBV and provide emotional support and counselling. They also collaborate with other state agencies such as hospitals and community organisations crucial link between the state machinery and the community.

Source of Information

The Government of Sri Lanka's submission for the 2016 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, on Trafficking in women and girls. P.3

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