International Women’s Day commemorated worldwide

International Women’s Day commemorated worldwide

International Women’s Day commemorated worldwide

Written by Staff Writer

08 Mar, 2015 | 1:07 pm

International Women’s Day is being observed  worldwide today, Sunday March 08.

This year’s main event will be held at Anuradhapura on the theme Better country and Society for Women.

Women in Sri Lanka account for 52 percent of the total population and 36 percent of the workforce population.

Secretary to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs Sudharma Karunaratne stated that, while the women are excelling in education, domestic violence against women is on the rise.

She pointed out that society should unequivocally commit to stop domestic violence against women in the country.

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