Written by Tharushan Fernando
08 Dec, 2015 | 12:09 pm
The awareness programme under the theme Empower the Woman commenced from the Eastern and Central provinces on Tuesday.
The project is aimed at securing a better future for the societies at large, and was initiated with the aim of strengthening the women of Sri Lanka.
The campaign which is organised by News 1st, Sirasa and Shakthi aimed at empowering women with equality and security is carried out together with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Police, the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government, the district secretariats and the divisional secretariats.
The programme commenced at the Nawalapitiya bus stop at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Representatives of women organisations, the police and several other persons who arrived from various locations, were present for Tuesday’s leg of the programme.
Wristbands were distributed as a part of the awareness campaign where women were given the opportunity to raise the issues they face.
Another leg of the women empowerment programme got underway in Batticaloa on Tuesday morning.
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