Sometimes There is No Blood: Domestic Violence and Rape in Rural Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka as signatory to the CEDAW is obliged to ensure that the rights of women are protected and promoted. Yet, this study of the national legal framework clearly highlights that "the law" continues to discriminate against women in many aspects. Where violence against women is concerned, the lack of specific domestic violence legislation and the law on rape, which leaves unprotected certain groups such as young Muslim women between the ages of 12 and 16, are just some of the legal provisions which need to be amended/repealed.

Hussein, Ameena
Publisher and location: 
ICES: Colombo, Sri Lanka