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Women’s Experiences of Local Justice: Community mediation in Sri Lanka

This research paper explores the experience of women with Mediation Boards, a dispute resolution system in Sri Lanka. The paper argues that, because Mediation Boards are embedded in local norms and practices, attempts at technical reforms (such as training, quotas, and gender sensitization) will likely only result in modest changes.   The paper recommends that any reforms made to Mediation Boards need to “encourage structural changes that foster and further women’s equality.”

Uploaded on: Feb 04, 2014
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2015

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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Women's Rights Method: Mediation & Conflict Resolution