Who We Are ?

University of Jaffna is the largest among the Sri Lankan Universities to take initiative to establish GEE Cell with the intention of instituting socially and gender-sensitive University sub-culture and an environment of freedom and security that allows students and all University staff to pursue their study and work without discrimination and oppression.

The Goal of the Centre is to promote Gender Equity and Equality  in the  University of Jaffna by facilitating the establishment of gender sensitive university cultures and university environments which allow students and university staff (academic/ administrative/ support) to pursue their work without oppression and discrimination.

The University of Jaffna  promotes  equality between women and men and to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment and to provide an inclusive working, learning and social environment in which rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential.

Preventing Sexual and Gender - Based Violence (SGBV)

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CGEE resource pool contributed to ‘she leads’ programme

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    In the endeavour to cultivate a secure and inclusive academic environment, the She Leads Program launched an impactful awareness initiative at the University of Jaffna (UoJ). The program…

Final presentation by the Students of ‘Women’s Studies’

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  The success of the Certificate Course in Women’s Studies is the impactful platform it has created for participants. The student presentations held on December 16th, 2023, covering a diverse…

Certificate course in Gender studies

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E in CGEE in collaboration with WERC conducted a certificate course for women's students from August to December

Inaugural session – Women’s Studies

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  CGEE in collaboration with SDC, the university of Jaffna and women education and research center Colombo launched  the certificate course  in women’s studies on 5th of August 2023

TOT -Learning to Iive with Diversity

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    Centre for Gender Equity /Equality organized its 17th TOT session at the University of Jaffna. Learning to live with diversity is a course to be taught to the…

UN’s Resident Representative visits to CGEE

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UN Resident Representative Azusakubotavisited the University of Jaffna on 13th of July 2023 and met the Vice-chancellor, CGEE committee. She discussed the future work of UN in collaboration with Jaffna…

Networking the Donors and women in need’-Phase 2

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    In this programme CGEE team has linked the Donors and the women who need help to continue, start, empower their livelihoods, and fulfil their ambitions in fine Arts.…

Centre for Gender Equity and Equality (CGEE) signed MOU with Women’s Education and Research Centre (WERC)

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Centre for Gender Equity and Equality, University of Jaffna signed an MOU with Women’s Education and Research Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 16th of May 2023. The purpose of this…

School level awareness program on Sexual and Gender based violence (SGBV) and Drug abuse

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The awareness program of Sexual and Gender-based violence (SGBV) and drug abuse was organised by the Centre for Gender Equity and Equality (CGEE), University of Jaffna, in collaboration with the…

International Women’s Day Celebration in Mannar District

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CGEE has organised a women’s day celebration on the 14th of March 2023 in collaboration with the District Secretariat, Mannar, United Nations Development Programme, and OfERR Ceylon in Mannar District.…


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    https://www.jfn.ac.lk/gallery/cgees-mega-drawing-exhibition-and-awarding-ceremony/ Centre for Gender Equity and Equality, University of Jaffna conducted a Drawing competition among Sri Lankan Artists on the main theme’ Gendered impact of the Economic crisis…


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Centre for Gender equity and equality organized the event and invited all the members and staff to the global campaign to end the violence against women, girls, and the earth…