A Gender Analysis of Tsunami Impact: Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction in some Districts in Sri Lanka

This report presents the findings of a study supported by UNIFEM and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Research in the period March – September 2005. The research for the study was done by seven women’s organizations who linked with their partner community based organizations in six districts affected the tsunami. The report addresses in particular household transformation through loss of lives and displacement, shelter and relocation, livelihood loss, land and house ownership and occupation issues, and delivery of basic services. Issues of personal security and violence are also discussed. The report shows that gender sensitive approaches have not been adopted and includes recommendations for policy formulation, law reforms and interventions to address important concerns of women affected by the tsunami.
Goonesekere, Savitri
Publisher and location: 
CENWOR and UNIFEM, Colombo