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One in 5 ladies in Sri Lanka experienced physical, sex-related physical violence: Study


A study has actually located that a person in 5 (20.4%) ladies in Sri Lanka have actually experienced physical and/or sex-related physical violence by an intimate companion, the United Nations Populace Fund (UNPF) Sri Lanka claims.

The discovery was made in Sri Lanka’s initial nationwide study on ladies as well as women, the Female’s Well-being Study (WWS).

Nonetheless, near to fifty percent (49.3%) of the ladies that experienced sex-related physical violence by a companion have actually not looked for official aid anywhere, according to the claimed study.

It additionally located that one-third (35.7%) of ladies that experienced physical and/or sex-related physical violence by an intimate companion had actually considered self-destruction; highlighting the significant effects physical violence carries the lives of ladies as well as women.

Motivating even more targets to look for aid as well as guaranteeing support group are offered as well as obtainable is important for the healing as well as avoidance of physical violence versus ladies as well as women in Sri Lanka.

On The Other Hand, the Colombo Municipal Council structure has actually been brightened in orange with messaging on the nationwide ladies’s helpline as well as ‘Mithuru Piyasa’ hotline to put a limelight on intimate companion physical violence as well as motivate even more ladies to look for aid.

The lighting arranged by UNFPA in partnership with the Colombo Municipal Council as well as the High Payment of Canada, released the 16 days of international advocacy versus gender-based physical violence in Sri Lanka with a concentrate on intimate companion physical violence.

The treatment is the conclusion of a trilingual nationwide media project on intimate companion physical violence highlighting proof from the Female’s Well-being Study (WWS).

Stressing the significance of high quality assistance solutions, the occasion additionally included an unique online efficiency of the ‘Nidahase’ track by Ashanthi de Alwis which was released previously this year to increase funds for ladies’s sanctuaries while equipping extra ladies to look for aid.

Talking on the significance of cumulative activity to finish intimate companion physical violence, Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senananyake mentioned: “Physical violence versus ladies can take place to any individual, anywhere so it is important that we discuss this problem extensively. To both motivate even more ladies to look for aid as well as make certain ladies as well as women recognize the assistance solutions offered to them within the Colombo Community as well as throughout Sri Lanka. I delight in to be working together yet once again with UNFPA to increase recognition on this really important problem.”

Highlighting the significance of plans that take the proof of the WWS right into account Daniel Joly, Counsellor as well as Head of Advancement Participation, High Payment of Canada in Sri Lanka claimed: “The Federal government of Canada is devoted to sustaining Sri Lanka as well as a number of various other nations to finish all kinds of physical violence. It has actually been a lengthy trip however I delight in to see the outcomes of the WWS we sustained emerged today in the kind of important proof. Studies such as this are a crucial foundation in functioning in the direction of finishing all kinds of physical violence versus ladies as well as women.”

Sharika Cooray, Police Officer accountable as well as National Program as well as Plan Expert for Female’s Legal right & & Sex, that dealt with the occasion, commented: “Intimate companion physical violence does not simply influence ladies however additionally has an impact on kids, households as well as neighborhoods at huge. All of us have a duty to finish physical violence versus ladies as well as test the standards that continue gender-based physical violence. This is why 16 Days is necessary for UNFPA, not simply to increase recognition however to jointly contact us to activity for an end to all kinds of physical violence versus ladies as well as women.”

UNFPA claims it will certainly proceed promoting with its companions past the 16 days to motivate cumulative activity to take the message of 16 days of campaigning for onward to various target markets in Sri Lanka for a globe devoid of gender-based physical violence as well as hazardous techniques in the direction of ladies as well as women in advance of the 2030 Schedule.



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