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The Struggle for Equal Political Representation of Women in Sri Lanka

A Stocktaking Report for the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment and UNDP (Published in October 2009)   In 1931 Sri Lanka became one of the first countries in South Asia to give women the right to vote. In the post independence period, Sri Lankan women also made rapidmore

OUR WORK - DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

UNDP supports the Government to address governance issues by strengthening national institutions to respond to the needs of its citizens. UNDP’s new programme cycle which came into operation in 2013, closely links the poverty reduction, democratic governance and crisis prevention and recovery pillars, under the new ‘Governance for Empowerment and Social Inclusion’ cluster. UNDP will continue to support responsive governance and strengthen access to justice and the rule of law.

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