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Political participation of women in local governance: a case study of selected local government bodies in eastern Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Rameez, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-25T07:49:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-25T07:49:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Asian and African Studies, pp.1-9. en_US
dc.identifier.other 77/0021909618762559
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/3066
dc.description.abstract Although Sri Lanka has 51% women, their participation in local governance as well as in the national parliament is 5% in total. The strong social development indicator of women in areas such as health and education has not translated into their increased political participation. As such, this study focuses on the level of women’s participation in local governance and explores why there is a low level of political participation of women in local governance. Both quantitative and qualitative methods comprising of questionnaire survey, interviews and focus group discussions were employed in this study. The findings show organized collective involvement of women was effective only in social welfare, livelihood and social security than political participation. The study also reveals that the low level of political participation by women is attributable to biological, economic, psychological, religious, and political factors. Overall, it was found that although women are interested in participating in local governance, they have a lack of space for political participation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publication en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Organized collective involvement en_US
dc.subject Social welfare en_US
dc.subject Livelihood en_US
dc.subject Social security en_US
dc.title Political participation of women in local governance: a case study of selected local government bodies in eastern Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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