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Living With Insecurity: Marginalization and Sexual Violence Against Women in North and East Sri Lanka

Format
Book
Published
London : Minority Rights Group International, [2013]
Language
English
Series
Report / Minority Rights Group International
Report (Minority Rights Group International)
ISBN
9781907919435, 1907919430
Summary
"This report, drawing on an extensive desk review of documented human rights abuses in the country as well as first-hand interviews and focus groups with rights activists, provides a detailed profile of the situation of Tamil and Muslim women in northern and eastern Sri Lanka, four years after the end of the armed conflict. It shows how, in a climate of widespread impunity, local communities have been exposed to a variety of human rights abuses, including rape, intimidation and land grabbing - often with the active involvement of military forces. Women also face marginalization, poverty and limited livelihood opportunities. Until it is resolved, this chronic insecurity will continue to undermine any attempts at national reconciliation in Sri Lanka."--Cover.
Contents
  • Key findings
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Political context : patriarchy in Sri Lanka
  • Insecurity and protection gaps for women
  • Socio-economic difficulties
  • Truth, justice and accountability
  • Women's rights defenders
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations.
Description
24 pages ; 30 cm + 2 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Notes
  • Title from cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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