Record Country: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Kandyan Marriage and Divorce Act
Sri Lanka Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act
Report of the “Circle of Learning on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture”
Property Ownership and Inheritance Rights of Women for Social Protection: the South Asia Experience
Full citation: ICRW (2006) Property Ownership and Inheritance Rights of Women for Social Protection – the South Asia Experience, Synthesis Report of Three Studies, International Center for Research on Women.
Empowering Widows: An Overview of policies and programmes in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Full citation: UN Women. (2014). “Empowering Widows: An Overview of policies and programmes in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.” – This paper finds that strengthening engagement with civil society in the implementation of government programs results in a more enabling environment for widows to claim services, including land rights. Focus group discussions in India and Nepal showed that widows who were a part of this collaborative effort were more articulate, confident and aware of their rights. This played an important role in helping them claim their entitlements, including land rights. In Sri Lanka, widows have been able to take advantage […]