The project supports women-led micro-enterprises in Ampara, Colombo, Moneragala, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya.
They rarely see the need for such reintegration as they do not understand the economic and labour market realities.
Household and caregiving responsibilities and limited availability of jobs compound the issue, the IPS said.
Need to align labor laws with global standards like ILO’s C190 and C180
Gender roles are socially constructed ideas of what it means to be one's assigned gender.
Netherlands to help Sri Lanka unlock female workforce potential with feminist foreign policy
Petitioners against the bill have claimed that homosexuality is against the nature
police have been the perpetrators in 96 rights violation cases, while 64 cases are involved with health workers
Sri Lanka has rarely seen sexual harassment allegations coming into the public domain.
"However, it has never been enforced for the last five decades to my knowledge,"
8,000 complaints or around 500-600 a month. Most of the complaints relate to child harassment. Rape is a close second.
14 companies signed onto a commitment to boost female representation at the board level and in management to 20% by 2025
The outspoken MP also highlighted harassment aimed at herself and other female colleagues in parliament.
‘Period poverty’ refers to difficulties faced by low-income women and girls in accessing menstrual products.
The need to appoint an Ombudswoman has also been recognised, he said.
Most Sri Lankan men are gender insensitive, not serious about violence against women
COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing economic crisis have stymied Sri Lanka’s efforts to achieve gender parity.
As of September, the price of a 15-napkin pack ranges from 350 to 800 rupees in the market
Other activists globally too have welcomed this decision.
The study covered a cross section of universities: old and new unis, and those situated in previous conflict zones.
“If a woman is forced to have a child conceived by rape, that child will be looked at with hatred."
Bhutan is matrilineal, but the women are still in the kitchen
The MP in question had allegedly sung a lewd song lyric directed at MP Athukorala.
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