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Everyday Resistance

Female Headed Households in Northern Sri Lanka

Northern Sri Lanka has been at the heart of the country’s 30-year civil war, a bloody conflict which has given rise to an estimated 40,000 households headed by women in this region. Based on fieldwork conducted in 10 villages and towns, this ePaper aims to identify and describe the most pervasive economic, physical and psycho-social vulnerabilities that female heads of households (FHHs) in the north face in the post-war context. It also traces how the state has shaped these vulnerabilities...


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Editor's note

Cover photo Sri Lanka, Vavuniya: Displaced Tamil civilians listen to unseen Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse speaking at a displaced camp in Manik Farm, located on the outskirts of the northern Sri Lankan town of Vavuniya, on December 9, 2009. The camps in the northern town of Vavuniya were made open camps last week as the government claimed to settle more than 50 per cent of the near 300,000 civilians from the former Tamil Tiger regions. AFP PHOTO/Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI/POOL.

  • Publisher : Graduate Institute Publications
  • Serie : eCahiers de l’Institut | 19
  • Year of publication : 2013
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 16 May 2013
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9782940503261
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782940503278

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