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Concerns of displaced women's welfare and rights

5pp. 2005, 25 April. Memorandum to her Excellency, the President, The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka by Women’s Coalition for Disaster Management, Batticaloa,

Available from wcdmbatti@eureka.lk, 20, Dias Lane, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

The memorandum draws attention to the serious concerns about the confusion and anxiety that prevail among the displaced women, persons, particularly with regard to the resettlement plans and reconstruction projects of the Government of Sri Lanka and other lead agencies, which fail to address gender concerns. The issues covered include definition of household; women’s representation on the decision-making bodies on shelter. A list specific calls under each area is highlighted for consideration.

Key words: Sri Lanka, women's groups, recovery, grassroots, practice, empowerment