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Sri Lanka

Population 20,277,597
Capital Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte

Sri Lanka suffered from over 25 years of armed conflict until the Sri Lankan Government defeated the separatist the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. Arising out of ethnic tensions between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamil minority, various attempts for negotiated peace and ceasefires failed during the civil war. The war resulted in many deaths, displaced around one million civilians, and has caused 86,000 women to become widows in the north and east. The priority now is recovery and reconciliation.

p-circle.png N-Peace Sri Lanka

From 2011-2012, promoting women’s leadership and networking amongst civil society women and government representatives from national and district levels has been the focus of N-Peace activity in Sri Lanka. These initiatives have been pursued via outreach and advocacy, training, and dialogue forums. For the latter, efforts have focused on engaging… read more ↓

peace-circle.png Women, Peace & Security Agenda

Female representation in Parliament is currently just 5 percent and the figure is lower in Provincial and Local Governments. A National Action Plan on Women is expected to be launched in Sri Lanka, potentially creating new opportunities for advancing the Women Peace & Security (WPS) agenda. Sri Lanka does not… read more ↓
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