National Consultation on CEDAW Concluding Observations

On 16th September, a National Consultation on the CEDAW COs was held at Renuka Hotel, Colombo. It was attended by almost 70 participants from NGOs and CBOs from 12 districts (Colombo, Puttalam, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Monaragala, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Galle, Gampaha, Trincomalee, & Hambantota).

The purpose of this consultation was to share the CEDAW COs and discuss future strategies to advocate for legal and policy reform in line with the government’s obligations under CEDAW.