Access to water and sanitation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka: perceptions of caste

Aftab Lall

Type: Sri Lanka, Working Paper

Country: Sri Lanka

Date: 16/03/2017

Full summary

Five years on from the end of the war, access to water and sanitation in conflict affected Jaffna, Sri Lanka, continues to be shaped by deeply embedded structures of marginalization, discrimination and exclusion. This working paper explores the ways in which caste is perceived amongst a low caste community in Jaffna and how caste based discrimination shapes their access to water and sanitation.