Maximizing the Achievement of Women’s Human Rights in Conflict-Transformation: The Case of Sri Lanka

Authored by: Sunila Abeysekera

Categories: Human Rights, Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Sri Lanka
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2002
Citation: Abeysekera, Sunila. "Maximizing the Achievement of Women's Human Rights in Conflict-Transformation: The Case of Sri Lanka." Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 41 (2002): 523-540.

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Executive Summary

This paper explores the evolution of the conflict in Sri Lanka and its impact on human rights, with a particular emphasis on women. It examines three gendered elements of war: mobilization into armed forces, the catastrophic disruption of everyday life, and the brutalization of the body in war. It probes the potential of using changes that surface during a conflict-transformation phase toward permanent improvements to the status and lives of women.