Dr. M.M.S.N. Premetilake
Centre for Gender Equity and Equality
Gender inequalities and violence including that of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Universities have been reported as significant shortcomings in the Sri Lankan University system. As a solution, University Grants Commission (UGC) has taken initiatives to minimize the all forms of violence including SGBV by promoting all state universities to establish Gender Equity and Equality centres/cells. In line with that, the Centre for Gender Equity and Equality (CGEE) of Uva Wellassa University was established by 116th council of the University in 2016 upon the request made by the UGC, Sri Lanka. The CGEE has a strong background with a solid Policy Framework to guide the university in integrating Gender Equity and Equality (GEE) in all staff and student activities. The CGEE has four faculty cells which is a mandatory requirement of the GEE policy framework and it is a sub-committee functioning under the University Gender Equity and Equality Committee, with the intention of facilitating the CGEE by creating gender sensitive environment at the faculty level.