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Women in Post-Independence Sri Lanka
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Women in Post-Independence Sri Lanka

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January 2002 | 372 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book explores the positive and negative consequences of national development policies and programmes in the lives of women in Sri Lanka. Overall, the book argues for an holistic framework to situate the political, social and economic changes that have shaped the country over more than five decades.
Noeleen Heyzer
Foreword
 
Preface
 
PART ONE: LOOKING BACK
Swarna Jayaweera
Fifty Years since Political Independence
An Overview

 
Savitri Goonesekere
Constitutions, Governance and Laws
Radhika Coomaraswamy
Violence, Armed Conflict and the Community
Swarna Jayaweera
Women in Education and Employment
Daya Samarasinghe
Women's Health, Population and Quality of Life
Wimala de Silva
The Family: Continuity and Change
Kumari Jayawardena and Malathi de Alwis
The Contingent Politics of the Women's Movement in Sri Lanka after Independence
 
PART TWO: WOMEN SPEAK
 
Continuity and Change
 
Trapped in Poverty
 
The Trauma of Violence
 
Conclusion: Women's Experiences

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ISBN: 9780761995036
£38.00