Property ownership and Domestic Violence, A perspective from Sri Lanka

One third of women in this study claimed to own land, and the prevalence of violence reported was low (13%), but the study highlights notions of patriarchy and social norms that operated in the context of Sri Lankan society, making women passive subjects to the violence inflicted on them. The study did not find an association between the ownership of property and domestic violence; women with property and those without were found to be equally likely to report violence.

Bulankulame, Indika
Publisher and location: 
Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR), Sri Lanka
Source publication: 
Property Ownership & Inheritance Rights of Women for Social Protection– The South Asia Experience : Synthesis Report of Three Studies. International Center for Research on Women