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"We Can Campaign" urge to end violence against wom

[b]"We Can Campaign" urge to end violence against women[/b]

Colombo, 07 March, (Asiantribune.com): The Minister of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment. Mrs. Sumedha G. Jayasena said Monday that the President and the Ministry will extend its fullest co-operation to the South Asia campaign to end violence against women.

Inaugurating the first ever Change Makers Assembly of the South Asia Campaign to End violence Against Women or the "We Can Campaign" at Vihara Mahadevi Park the minister said that the ‘Change Makers assembly’ is a positive move to highlight the issue of violence against women.

"It is encouraging to see women from the region gathered around to raise their voice against violence in our society," Ms Jayasena said. "To reduce domestic violence in Sri Lanka we have already passed a bill."

Some 800 change makers from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal have gathered in Colombo to share their experiences and learn more about the activities and efforts to end violence against women in other countries. During the three-day assembly, which concludes on March 9, there will be several sessions on combating violence against women.

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