Center for Gender Equality (CGE)


The Center for Gender Equality (CGE) at the University of Colombo is dedicated to promote harmony, cooperation, and mutual respect between men and women in the university; academic and non-academic staff and the students. Established under the directives of the University of Grants Commission (UGC) and the preview of the UGC Standing Committee on Gender Equity/Equality in Higher Education, the University of Colombo CGE engages in ensuring that a conducive, gender-just working and learning environment exist for all members of the University.

Within the broader concept of ensuring gender equity and equality at the University of Colombo, the CGE will

  1. Create awareness among the University Community on gender-related concepts and matters
  2. Identify ways and means to prevent gender inequality, inequity, and gender-based violence at the University of Colombo
  3. Empower the university community to prevent and respond to gender inequality, inequity, and gender-based violence
  4. Maintain a resource base on gender and sexual and gender-based violence
  5. Monitor and make suggestions to improve gender equality, equity and create a safe environment devoid of gender-based violence in the university
  6. Receive complaints and assisting the university in solving complaints related to gender inequality, inequity, and gender-based violence

These activities will be carried out through a Steering committee consisting of members representing all the faculties, campuses and institutes of the University of Colombo.

What is the difference between gender equity and gender equality. What does this have to do with violence against women?

Application to enroll as a volunteer to the Centre for Gender Equality


CGE Staff


Acting Director – Center for Gender Equality
Professor Arosha S. Adikaram
Department of Human Resource Management
Faculty of Management & Finance


Center for Gender Equality (CGE),
2nd floor, Administration Building,
College House,
University of Colombo, 94,
kumaranathunga Munidasa Mawatha,
Colombo 03.