[WUNRN] Sri Lanka – Women Displaced After Conflict, Disasters – Need Comprehensive Policy
Sri Lanka: Almost five years of peace but tens of thousands of war-displaced especially WOMEN, still without solution
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The military monitoring of civilians, including returnees, has been particularly problematic given the high number of female-headed households in conflict-affected areas, which is put at 40,000 in Northern province according to one estimate (Vasudevan, May 2013). There have been reports that women and girls are increasingly vulnerable to gender-based violence, by members both of the security forces and their own communities (UNGA, 25 September 2013; OCHA, 14 May-2 June 2013), and 40 per cent of respondents in the UNHCR survey said that women did not feel safe at home (UNHCR, June 2013, p.10).October 2012, p.7).