Programmes

Exploring Research on Gender-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Sri Lankan Workplace

DURATION

2018 — 2019

LOCALE

Sri Lanka

DONOR

Warwick University, UK

OBSERVATIONS/RESULTS

The review looked at the discrimination faced by women based on the wage gap that has been a major impediment to career mobility; discrimination faced by women in academic advancement due to subtle, less pronounced or visible socio cultural practices and ideology that particularly act to undermine women’s academic advancement, the perpetuation of gender ideology in the state school curriculum to create discrimination in social structures, and the ‘glass ceiling’ that continues to operate atthe highestlevels in the employment structure in traditional occupations as well as in new employment areas.


A database on gender based discrimination and sexual harassment in employment covering education, free trade zones, migration, the informal sector including homebased workers, vocational training was developed. The data has been disaggregated by location, income, ethnicity and other variables as available.

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Exploring Research on Gender-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Sri Lankan Workplace

A database on gender based discrimination and sexual harassment in employment covering education, free trade zones, migration, the informal sector including homebased workers, vocational training was developed. The data has been disaggregated by location, income, ethnicity and other variables as available.

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Cyber Crimes and Violence Against Adolescent Girls and Women

To set the study in context, the current laws and the administrative framework relating to cyber-crimes, and their efficacy in dealing with cyber-crimes against women and adolescent girls were also reviewed.