Handover of ‘Orange the World’ banner in Colombo
Netherlands ambassador Tanja Gonggrijp has handed over the ‘Orange the World’ banner to foreign minister Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.
The banner's handover marks the annual international campaign “Orange the World: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”.
Accepting the banner, Prof. G.L Peiris reiterated Sri Lanka’s commitment to combat gender-based violence and briefed on initiatives taken by the Government in this area.
He recognized that prevention and addressing sexual violence is an integral part of achieving Sustainable Goal 5 on Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering All Women and Girls.
The minister remarked that the government’s national policy framework Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour has given priority to gender equality, empowerment of women and minimization of gender-based violence.