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Gender and the application of Law

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Gender and the application of Law

The convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women defines discrimination against women as “any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on the basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.”

Amidst the broad scope of the application of Law in relation to Gender, 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. Therefore preventing, responding and raising awareness as to violence against women and the general application of Law as it relates to gender discrimination is of imperative importance in order for our development as a nation.

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Kate Norton

Operations Director

Kate Norton

Legal Action Worldwide
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Himalee Kularathna

Attorney At Law
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Dr. MTM Mahees

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Mahees

University of Colombo
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Amani Pilapitiya

Attorney At Law

Amani Pilapitiya

Moderator
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This webinar seeks to raise awareness and help answer some pertinent questions you may have with regard to the application of Law in respect of Gender.

  • What it means?What is meant by Gender based discrimination?
  • Is it reflected in our society?If so, how is it reflected in our society?
  • What is meant by Gender based violence?What do you propose to overcome Gender based violence?
  • What is domestic violence?Is domestic violence a form of Gender based violence?
  • How do public institutions support?How public institutions support in prevention of sexual and gender-based violence? (Legal aid Commission and others)
  • How is the fundamental rights mandate utilized?How fundamental rights mandate can be used to prevent and protect against gender discrimination?
  • Is there are a lack of political participation of women?Is the lack of political participation of women reflected in Gender based violence?
  • How are Civil Society organizations involved?How Civil Society organizations addressed gender-based discrimination in particular political participation?
  • How does the government respond to Civil Society organizations?How the government responds to civil society organizations in prevention of gender-based discrimination?
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