A peaceful demonstration was held at Lipton Circus yesterday calling for an end to gender based violence in Sri Lanka as part of the global One Billion Rising movement which took place all over the world.
movement is dedicated to all the women and children who have been
abused, harassed, raped and killed because of gender based violence.
Yesterday’s demonstration was organised by One Billion Rising Sri Lanka
and was followed by a candlelight vigil.
According to reported Police
data for this year, four women children are raped every day of them
three are below 18 years of age, six women children are subject to
sexual harassment every day, and six women children are assaulted
everyday in Sri Lanka