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War Widows Turn to Sex Work in Sri Lanka

May 11, 2012

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By Feizal Samath At a makeshift school in northern Sri Lanka. Credit:Feizal Samath/IPS NGOs involved in development work – housing, livelihood development and infrastructure – are allowed in, while those that raise awareness on issues like peace, trauma or women’s rights are discouraged. “The moment you say you are from an NGO, there are issues,” […]

Sri Lankan woman faces beheading on witchcraft charge

April 21, 2012

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Reblogged from the kracktivistMail Online, April 19-Accused of witchcraft: A Sri Lankan woman faces being beheaded after allegedly casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl during a shopping trip in Saudi Arabia A Sri Lankan woman has been arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl on a shopping trip in Saudi […]

Sri Lanka: The Scars Remain: Sexual Abuse In The North And East

January 15, 2012

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By Raisa Wickrematunge Picture Courtesy: http://www.aaminanizar.blogspot.com Going towards the arid North and East, it is a common sight to see women riding bicycles, cycling from village to town to get weekly food supplies. The less well-off women take the bus, and sometimes even hitch rides from passing trucks, as The Sunday Leader witnessed in Batticaloa […]

Recent attacks on women in the north and east of Sri Lanka – impunity and lack of rule of law.

August 27, 2011

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In the month of August 2011 many women in the north and the east of Sri Lanka have been attacked individually, and the female population terrorized more generally, by unidentified men, attackers now colloquially referred to as ‘Grease Yakas’. These incidents and the response of law enforcement and government agencies indicate a larger problem in […]

Recent attacks on women in the north and east of Sri Lanka – impunity and lack of rule of law.

August 27, 2011

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Attached here is the full report from Sri Lanka’s Women’s Action Network, which is based on testimonies mainly of minority Tamil and Muslims affected by this recent wave of violence. Statement by women on the recent attacks on women, impunity and the lack of the rule of law. This report is based on interviews given […]