The political economy of violence: Women's economic relations in post-war Sri Lanka

This study of women in Vettikadu seeks to throw light on violence intersections with gender, caste and class oppression

Abstract

Since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, physical and sexual violence against women in the war-affected northern and eastern parts of the country has been the focus of significant national and international attention. This study of women in Vettikadu who have been rolling beedis for over 50 years, seeks to throw light on the structural violence generated and sustained by political and economic relations and processes and their intersections with gender, caste and class oppression

This research was funded under the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) programme

Citation

Jayasekara, P., and Najab, N., 2016. The political economy of violence: Women’s economic relations in post-war Sri Lanka, Working Paper, London: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, 24p

The political economy of violence: Women’s economic relations in post-war Sri Lanka

Published 20 December 2016