Human Rights Watch slams Lankan delegation for dodging women’s rights issues

Human Rights Watch has accused the  Sri Lanka delegation which appeared before the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee), of being  incapable or unwilling to address any issues of substance regarding women’s rights: discriminatory marriage laws, land and livelihood concerns, and strengthening laws that protect women. Extract…

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SAHR expresses concern over the restraints on freedoms of association and assembly in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is deeply concerned about restraint of freedoms of association and assembly through the use of force and intimidation in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  In Bangladesh, the police have effectively crushed the readymade garment factory workers’ protest for increase of minimum wage. The issue commenced…

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