In Depth Articles

  • The large wall clock takes pride of place in their humble home. This is a ‘luxury’ that the Liyanapathirana family, eking out a hand-tomouth existence, had not been able to afford for their home for a long while. Within the single long room, sans a hall or bedrooms, but demarcated into three dark and dingy […]

  • An action research project was implemented in the Millaniya Divisional Secretariat Division of the Kaluthara district to assess the impact of the use of mobile phones on the enterprises of a group of rural micro entrepreneurs and their empowerment. The interventions, based on the findings of a needs assessment through a baseline survey, focus group discussions, participant and direct […]

  • While girls have equal access with boys to education they are disadvantaged in access to employment while the unemployment rates of female secondary school leavers are almost double those of male school leavers. The majority of these students are in disadvantaged rural locations, and others are in low income urban neighbourhoods, plantations and in areas […]

  • The National Convention on Women’s Studies held biennally  since 1989, provides a forum to researchers to disseminate their research findings. Over the years the research areas have broadened to include emerging issues of relevance to women. The almost exclusive research presentations in English of the early years have changed to include Sinhala and Tamil research. CENWOR’s […]

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