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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Working together against Gender-Based Violence

[b]Working together against Gender-Based Violence[/b]

[b]Colombo, 19 April, ([/b] A new set of recommendations issued yesterday by the UN in Sri Lanka, has directly addressed the issue of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and established the mechanisms to effectively prevent, intervene and advocate against such abuse.

Calling for greater coordination by those organizations working to eliminate GBV, the recommendations entitled ‘Working together against GBV’, were the outcome of a meeting convened by UNHCR in Colombo on Friday (31st March).

Bringing together 28 key actors from the Government, UN, NGO and civil society communities, the proceedings began by highlighting the work currently being done to raise awareness of GBV and assist GBV survivors. The gaps were then identified and a series of important recommendations were made to ensure an improved response nationwide, in support of the government's efforts.

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