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Strategic mapping of women"s peace activism in Sri Lanka

Strategic mapping of women"s peace activism in Sri Lanka

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Published by Women and Media Collective in Colombo .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Sarala Emmanuel
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25349065M
LC Control Number2012354350

Sri Lanka, one of the most promising states in Asia following independence in , has been torn apart for the past fifteen years by a vicious civil war. This book of essays by Sri Lankan and Author: Robert I. Rotberg. Sri Lanka, one of the most promising states in Asia following independence in , has been torn apart for the past fifteen years by a vicious civil war. The majority Sinhala and minority Tamils have killed each other with increasing : Hardcover.

Kumudini Samuel, a member of the region's sole gender consultative mechanism in a peace process (Sri Lanka –03), in an essay encapsulating 30 years of peace activism in Sri Lanka, reflects on the prescience of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) women in insisting upon gender quotas in the face of the setbacks women encounter in. The co-author of Unequal Citizens: Muslim Women's Struggle for Justice and Equality in Sri Lanka, Hasanah is also an independent researcher, women's rights activist, and Attorney-at-Law. Her work focuses on highlighting contemporary issues faced by Muslim women, especially with regards to the MMDA, the flawed and sexist Quazi court system, and.

This book is deals with peace and development in Sri Lanka in the post-war era. Although post-war reconciliation has been debated by many scholars from various angles based on both theoretical and.   Sri Lanka’s approach towards the issue of Violence Against Women is three fold which contain (1) Prevention (2) intervention and (3) advocacy for the formulation of policies and laws. In March , the Government approved a set of recommendations presented by the Prime Minister on ‘Preventing Sex and Gender based Violence’.


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Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice. 4, likes 10 talking about this. Demanding justice for war survivors and lasting peace in Sri ers: K. Thiruppathy, S & De Silva, N'Women in sri lankan peace politics', in Banerjee, P (ed.), Women in peace politics, South Asian Peace Studies, SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, pp.

viewed 29 Aprildoi: /n9. Thiruppathy, Saro and Nirekha De Silva. "Women in Sri Lankan Peace Politics.". Sri Lanka more than ever before needs international engagement that is critical and sustained, focusing above all on immediate human rights and humanitarian concerns but with a longer-term political view that seeks to renew a peace process taking into account the full complexity of the conflict.

Representation of women in political institutions in Sri Lanka has been minimal in the 60 years since independence. This is despite Sri Lanka’s favourable human development indicators for women, the constitutional guarantee of equality, policy statements making a.

Get this from a library. A hidden history: women's activism for peace in Sri Lanka, [Kumudini Samuel]. UN Women is the only UN agency to actively follow up Strategic mapping of womens peace activism in Sri Lanka book the implementation of the commitments made by the Government of Sri Lanka in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA).

The Government of Sri Lanka has contributed to the South Asia Regional Ministerial Conferences on a biennial basis. Sri Lanka commits to update national action plan, and sustain firm commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment (updated) Since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, Sri Lanka’s steps to achieve gender equality have comprised reforms to domestic laws and the integration of gender-related priorities into government action plans.

She pointed out that although many women should like to take part in representative politics, the prevailing political system discourages them, despite being 53 percent of the county's population.

She could have added that women make the biggest contribution to Sri Lanka's economy; besides doing the bulk of domestic work, they pluck tea, sew garments (the main exports) and. In the Sri Lanka Planning Service, the percentage of women is %, an increase from % in In the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, the percentage of women is %, an increase from % in.

books, book chapters and journal articles to his credit. Post-War Sri Lanka: Is Peace a Hostage of the Military Victory. Dilemmas of Reconciliation, Ethnic Cohesion and Peace-Building Gamini Keerawella ISBN 9 9 Research Paper 8Cited by: 2. Between and Sri Lanka was host to a bitter civil war fought between the Government and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers), which sought the creation of an independent Tamil state.

The war ended violently in May with the crushing defeat of the Tamil Tigers by the Sri Lanka Army amid the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians. The armed conflict in Sri Lanka The year old civil war in Sri Lanka was the consequence of several years of actual and per-ceived discrimination against the minority Tamil community by successive, post-independence, Sinhala-dominated governments.

For instance, the Sinhala-Only Act ofwhich made the Sinhala language the sole official. Emergence of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party 43 Tamil Politics 44 Sri Lanka Freedom Party Rule, 45 The United National Party Regains Power, 48 United Front Rule and Emerging Violence.

situation in Sri Lanka, which reflects the unequal power relations between men and women that existed prior to the conflict. The lack of implementation of women’s human rights in Sri Lanka results in women not being present in the political life and they are therefore not part of the official peace process.

Women and Peace in Sri Lanka. Some Observations. by Sunila Abeysekera. The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka is one of the world’s forgotten wars.

It has dragged on for over 15 years, causing the deaths of tens of thousands of people and the destruction of precious natural resources. Sri Lanka would be conducting a national population census in for the entire country. This is the first time that such a countrywide census will take place since The census would pave the way, to adopt gender disaggregated methods to address data gaps in areas such as women and girls with disabilities and their access to educational.

A just and peaceful Sri Lanka in which freedom, human and democratic rights of all people are assured. OUR MISSION To work in partnership with different target groups with an aim to educate, mobilize and advocate the building of a rights conscious society of citizens that work towards a political solution to the ethnic conflict, reconciliation.

Sri Lanka now faces the twin challenges of reconstruction and, if peace is to be sustainable, implementing political and constitutional reforms that will give genuine autonomy to the north and east, where Tamils are in the majority.

This paper provides a brief historical and social survey of Sri Lanka, including the origins. Subject: This research memorandum presents key findings from desk research conducted in January and Februaryon the barriers to instituting appropriate VAW laws against domestic violence (DV), and to effectively implementing them in three countries in Asia (China, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).

Background and Cross-Cutting Findings: China, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka have all ratified CEDAW. STRATEGIC ROLE OF SRI LANKAN TAMIL DIASPORA IN PROMOTING SEPARATISM IN SRI LANKA, by Major Kelum S. Maddumage, pages. The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) fought a three-decade counter-insurgency war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a terrorist organization that adopted aAuthor: Kelum S Maddumage.

A two day training workshop on conflict sensitivity and conflict analysis was conducted under NPC’s project Religions to Reconcile: Strengthening Inter-Religious People-to-People Community Engagement for Reconciliation and Social Cohesion in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka, which is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S.

government’s development agency.Sri Lanka is a country of origin for the trafficking of women and children for the purposes of sexual exploitation. The law prohibits trafficking in persons. The government of Sri Lanka ratified the SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution, the first sub-regional treaty addressing.Sri Lanka’s recognition of gender based violence and the need to address gender based violence Gender equality and non-discrimination of women is a guiding principle of State machinery and State action in Sri Lanka.

The Constitution of Sri Lanka promulgated in in Article 12(2) setsFile Size: KB.