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

Prashanthi Jayasekara and Nadhiya Najab

Type: Working Paper

Country: Sri Lanka

Date: 20/12/2016

Full summary

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