Update on the Struggle for Women's Rights in Sri Lanka

Beyond the Veil| SRI LANKA: 25 Years On, Women Still Struggle for Their Rights attempts to inform us in some detail about the advancement of women’s rights in Sri Lanka. Much credit is given to economic progress and the opening of factories employing women in the country.

Feminists who say the women’s rights are only lip service in Sri Lanka are also quoted in the article attempting to cover a range of viewpoints.

Today’s World Economic Forum 2009 Gender Gap report ranks Sri Lanka a very respectable 16, ahead of many western countries including the US, in allocating available resources fairly by gender.

The early October 2009 UN Human Development Report placed Sri Lanka at 102 of 182