Lions, Tigers, and Freedom Birds: How and Why the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Employs Women

Citation:

Stack-O’Connor, Alisa. 2007. “Lions, Tigers, and Freedom Birds: How and Why the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Employs Women.” Terrorism and Political Violence 19 (1): 43-63. doi:10.1080/09546550601054642.

Author: Alisa Stack-O’Connor

Abstract:

This article examines how and why the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) integrated women, highlighting themes common to women's participation in militant groups such as women's unique propaganda value and cultural limits on recruiting women and employing them in political violence.

Keywords: gender, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, sex, Tamil Tigers, women

Topics: Combatants, Female Combatants, Gender, Women, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Non-state armed groups Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Sri Lanka

Year: 2007

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