Quelle: Daily News Sri Lanka
April 4 marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. On this occasion, the Sri Lanka Campaign to Ban Landmines (SLCBL) congratulates Sri Lanka on its continued dedication towards mine action.
As a country affected by anti-personnel mines (AP mines), Sri Lanka stands by its pledge to achieve ‘mine-free’ status by 2020, coinciding with the national deadline and ahead of the global deadline for a mine-free world, 2025. However, this does not mean that Sri Lanka’s engagement with the AP mine issue ends there. This article looks at the impact that the AP mine issue in Sri Lanka has on women and the roles they play in mine action, in the run-up to the national deadline of 2020 and afterwards.
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