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LAW Sri Lanka launches the Gender Justice Legal Network

Gender Equality & GBV - Sri Lanka - Legal Aid & Empowerment

On 7 October, LAW Sri Lanka launched the Gender Justice Legal Network. The online launch event was chaired by Antonia Mulvey and featured two speakers (Prashanthi Mahindaratne and Serena Gates) with extensive experience with legal reform and the prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes. The Network connects victims of sexual and gender-based violence with lawyers who will assist them and advocate on their behalf in their interactions with the justice system. The GJLN will directly help victims to access justice and will promote the use of victim-sensitive practices in Sri Lankan courts, building the capacity of the domestic legal system to address widespread sexual violence.