Empowering Tamil Women: Recovery in Post-conflict Sri Lanka

Issue & Policy Briefs February, 2015, No. 169

More than five years after the Sri Lankan government’s victory over the LTTE insurgency, billions of dollars have been invested in infrastructure development projects in war-ravaged northern Sri Lanka. However, post-conflict normalization remains undermined by the fact that many Tamil women continue to be significantly marginalized in access to reconstruction aid. Martina Klimesova and Bimsara Premaratne argue that through small-scale, targeted projects, progress can be achieved towards a gender-balanced post-war recovery.

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