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Conflicting Identities: The Nexus between Masculinities, Femininities and Violent Extremism in Asia

Monday, March 30, 2020

Violent extremism has emerged as one of the leading challenges to the realization of sustainable peace globally. Across South and South-East Asia, violent extremism poses a direct threat to inclusive development by fuelling intolerance, forcibly displacing communities, exacerbating cycles of insecurity and armed conflict, exploiting existing inequalities, and obstructing the enjoyment of human rights and the rule of law. Underpinning this violence are gender stereotypes that are used to radicalize and recruit men and women, as well as girls and boys, to violent extremist groups.

POLICY BRIEF: The rights of women migrant domestic workers | Gender-responsive employment contracts

Friday, June 21, 2019

This document aims to inform Sri Lanka’s national policy on the protection of rights of women migrant domestic workers. Guided by normative commitments and international standards on gender equality and migrant labour rights, the document captures the concerns of a diverse set of stakeholders, including government officials, civil society representatives, and the most marginalized women migrant domestic workers.

Women with Disabilities and Their Access to Economic Opportunities: Through the Lens of Gender Budgets

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The study is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka to use a gender budgeting framework to examine government plan, policies and budgets and its impact on women with disabilities. In this study, 400 persons with disabilities covering 4 districts were surveyed on difficulties faced in entering and remaining in the labour force. Evidence shows that they encounter multiple barriers in access to economic opportunities and women with disabilities are twice as disadvantaged...

Post-war Sri Lanka: Specific needs of sexual violence victims/survivors and children born of rape

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pressure has been building on addressing the needs of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) survivors in Sri Lanka, but political will is needed to deal with CRSV in a cohesive manner. The proliferation of National Action Plans and policies does not ensure their implementation. Resources need to be allocated for the specific needs of CRSV survivors to be addressed. Cases of CRSV must be documented in a more systematic manner, maintaining the confidentiality of the survivor, so that...

Empowering Widows: An Overview of policies and programmes in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The South Asia region has witnessed consistent economic growth over the past decades, resulting in rapid modernization. Increased commitments to women’s empowerment have resulted in progressive policies. Despite best efforts, however, some gaps remain. Empirical studies indicate towards the presence of islands of marginalisation within societies which are otherwise known for their strong social fabric and spirit of kinship. One such group that requires urgent attention is of widows. As...

Regional Open Day – Partnerships for Peace

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This report covers a joint resolution by women peace activists from South Asia that was presented to the United Nations Secretary-General.

Everyday Equality

Monday, December 12, 2011

This report tracks the progress made by women in South Asia in areas such as violence against women, and economic empowerment. This was the base document for the Seventh South Asia Regional Ministerial Conference in October 2010.

Promoting Women’s Political Leadership and Governance in India and South Asia

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This report presents the results and successes of joint programmes between the Government of India and UN Women to strengthen the leadership skills and confidence of women leaders in gram panchayats (village councils) so they can make informed decisions that benefit all.

Evaluation of Regional Anti-Trafficking Programme (2000-2009)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This report presents the external evaluation of the UNIFEM Regional Anti-Trafficking Programme (2000-2009) in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Trafficking of Women in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 17, 2004

The study examines the root causes of trafficking in women, especially for forced labor, both within Sri Lanka and to the Gulf countries.

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