Project Number : 2013/01
Type of the Project : Research Study
Date of Commencement : 2013
Date of Completion :
Funded by : Edith Cowan University
The research focuses on women who have been employed in the formal sector of the economy and returned to a ‘traditional’ community. The community and society in which the female participants live will also be the focus of the research as it has been found in other studies that women in developing nations experience complex forces of societal scorn and community subjugation, juxtaposed with economic empowerment, all of which occur simultaneously. The study is a mixed methods research design that uses a questionnaire, focus groups, observation and interviews (with key stakeholders). Research locations are Awissawella, Colombo, Embilipitiya, Galle, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Kurunegala , Monaragala and Ratnapura
The study reviewed the 12 critical areas of the BPFA covering the period 1995-2014. It was intended to be a national input into the Beijing+20 Review that was held in 2015.
Women leaving as domestic workers to Gulf States are a large proportion of Sri Lankan migrant workers.
The research focuses on women who have been employed in the formal sector of the economy and returned to a ‘traditional’ community.