Keeping the Promise to Women

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: 1 January 2016

Author: UNFPA

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Gender-based Violence (GBV) is widespread in Sri Lanka and is not categorized by any particular economic class or ethnic group. GBV exists in both urban and rural settings and is largely based on unequal power relations between men and women. Existing social, cultural and customary practices reinforce unequal power relations that undermine the reporting of GBV and limit survivors' access to services.