Media Statement on the Incidence of Sexual Violence against Women and Children

Media Statement on the Incidence of Sexual Violence against Women and Children

WMC has issued a media statement on the recent spate of incidents of violence against women and children.

We urge state institutions such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Child Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Child Protection Authority and the Department of Police to act immediately to stop this wave of violence against women and children.

We strongly urge these institutions as well as others to recognize that violence against women and children is not acceptable under any circumstances. Prevention of violence against women and children is a social responsibility. We call on the government to take all necessary steps to guarantee that the rule of law is upheld, that Sri Lanka’s obligations at national and international levels on the rights of women and children are adhered to, and that perpetrators are brought to justice.

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