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22 Oct 2020

Collective of women's action groups working with garment workers.

Sri Lanka: Collective of over 30 women workers groups issue statement urging Govt. to be transparent in preventing COVID spread

"Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response", 22 October 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, that is still evolving. Despite early efforts that were successful in containing its spread, Sri Lanka is not immune to it. This is an unprecedented crisis that must be responded to through collective and sustained efforts and with attention paid to human dignity, equal treatment and the multiple requirements of vulnerable communities. The efforts must range from consistent and continued prevention of spread, to treatment. It must also address the economic challenges that vulnerable communities experience at this time as a result of the pandemic.

We are deeply disappointed with the overall response of the government to the recent outbreak of the virus centering around the Brandix factory in Minuwangoda...