Feminism, Nationalism, and Labour in Post-Civil War Northern Province of Sri Lanka

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Jeyapraba Suresh, and Anushani Alagarajah, 2017, “Feminism, nationalism, and labour in post-civil war Northern Province of Sri Lanka”, Development in Practice, 27 (1), 122-128.

Posted: 11 Feb 2017

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Muttukrishna Sarvananthan

Point Pedro Institute of Development

Jeyapraba Suresh

Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Anushani Alagarajah

Point Pedro Institute of Development

Date Written: December 22, 2016

Abstract

This Viewpoint highlights the paradox of low labour force participation and high unemployment among women amidst growing educational level of women in the former conflict affected Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Moreover, it highlights the rise of ethno-feminism and sub-nationalism that undermine whatever little opportunities open-up for women in terms of employment and livelihood opportunities thereby undermining the peace-building efforts by various stakeholders.

Keywords: Feminsm, Nationalism, Labour, Sri Lanka, Gender, Post-Civil War

JEL Classification: A1

Suggested Citation

Sarvananthan, Muttukrishna and Suresh, Jeyapraba and Alagarajah, Anushani, Feminism, Nationalism, and Labour in Post-Civil War Northern Province of Sri Lanka (December 22, 2016). Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Jeyapraba Suresh, and Anushani Alagarajah, 2017, “Feminism, nationalism, and labour in post-civil war Northern Province of Sri Lanka”, Development in Practice, 27 (1), 122-128. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2906857

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Jeyapraba Suresh

Eastern University, Sri Lanka ( email )

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Anushani Alagarajah

Point Pedro Institute of Development ( email )

Thambasetty, Puloly West
Point Pedro, Northern Province
Sri Lanka

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