All photos courtesy Amalini de Sayrah

In the post-conflict narrative, there are stories that are glossed over, or never told.

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  To mark this day, Groundviews travelled to Mannar and Mullaitivu, areas that remain underreported, post-conflict, in order to highlight the plight of female-headed households in these areas.

The women interviewed struggle against numerous obstacles, from stigma to bureaucracy to outright violence – with little to no state support. One in four households are female-headed, according to census data. View the full story, compiled on Adobe Spark, here, or below:

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  • Real_Peace

    Dear Groundviews/Amalini/Rasa

    On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. THANK YOU for compilong from Mannar and Mullaitivu, areas that remain underreported, post-conflict….

    Otherwise people tend to see what’s on mainstream media! !

    Can anyone recommend a book that discusses similar topic on Sri Lanka please? Thank you.

  • Prakash Raja

    These and more need to be told and shared across all communities and in all languages . Thank you for the authors and the publication for the effort. We will try out best to share the post. Prakash