Impediments to Women in Post-Civil War Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

Citation:

Sarvananthan, Muttukrishna. 2015. “Impediments to Women in Post-Civil War Economic Growth in Sri Lanka.” South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management 2 (1): 12–36.

Author: Muttukrishna Sarvananthan

Abstract:

This policy-oriented article is an ethnographic study of the impact of the economic growth on women in the Eastern and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the civil war. Preliminary indications are that the resurgent economic growth in the former conflict-affected regions have had very limited positive impact on women in terms of livelihood opportunities and economic empowerment. The impediments to realizing the opportunities by women are identified through ethnographic investigation and a consultative process with key stakeholders. Programmes and projects could and should be developed to address the profound difficulties faced by women in taking advantage of the opportunities spurred by the resurgent regional economies of Sri Lanka during the post-civil war era.

Keywords: gender, post-civil war, regional economic growth, Sri Lanka, women

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Economies, Gender, Women, Livelihoods, Post-Conflict Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Sri Lanka

Year: 2015

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