Gender Equality is a human right. It is a necessary foundation for a peaceful and sustainable world and advancing gender equality is critical to all areas of a healthy society.
With only a decade left to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is crucial to ensure that every person has equal access to education, healthcare, decent work, a life free from discrimination and abuse, and representation in political and economic decision-making.
Sri Lanka has made significant progress towards achieving gender equality. However, in the face of structural barriers and societal norms that perpetuate gender stereotypes, many women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence.