When Women Do Not Own Land: Land Ownership and Women’s Empowerment in Sri Lanka
This project seeks to generate evidence-based research, through a mixed-methods approach, on the relationship between land security and women’s empowerment with a view to influencing policy, practice, and public awareness in post-war Sri Lanka. There has not been a detailed study of how access to land can enhance women’s empowerment since the war ended in 2009. It is expected this research will generate evidence that will feed into necessary policy reforms on land that recognises the post-war complexities women face in reclaiming land, shapes the practice of state and non-state actors, and responds to the ground realities of women’s issues, both legal and psychological.
Mario Gomez, International Centre for Ethnic Studies
Nireka Weeratunge, Fellow, International Centre for Ethnic Studies
Ranmini Vithanagama, Researcher, International Centre for Ethnic Studies
Viyanga Gunasekera, Researcher, International Centre for Ethnic Studies
Ramani Gunatilaka, Independent Consultant