|Signature against violence against women|
A public signature campaign under the theme “Violence
Against Women is Violence Against Humanity” was launched recently near the Viharamahadevi
Park in Colombo, to create awareness on violence against women. “SAVISTHRI” –
Women in Development Alternative organized the campaign, which will continue
till 8th of March 2013 in 15 areas, in 13 districts namely Anuradhapura,
Badulla, Colombo, Galle, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Matara, Matale, Monaragala and
Nuwara Eliya . Grassroots level women activists from fisheries, farming and
estate sectors participated in the signature campaign.
of the campaign is to seek public attention and participation, call to improve
good governance, condemn rape, murder and violence against women, respect and
restore right to life and equal treatment to people living in the north and
east. It’s a continuous campaign at village and national levels” says Padma
Pushpakanthi, National Secretary of “SAVISTHRI”.