DAY SIX: Domestic Violence Intervention Services in Sri Lanka – An Exploratory Mapping by ICES

“Violence against women and domestic violence became major concerns for Sri Lanka’s women’s organizations in the late 1980s and the 1990s (Jayawardena 1995: 405). The initial institutional responses to the problem took the form of a few scattered initiatives by women’s groups, which have grown over the past few years/decades with extensive funding from various sources. To date, there has been no attempt to study service provision in a systematic and comprehensive manner, although there is a considerable body of research focusing on issues such as prevalence of domestic violence, the criminal justice system’s response, health consequences, and the legal and policy framework………………

This publication is intended as a first step towards addressing this knowledge gap on the nature and quality of domestic violence intervention services in Sri Lanka.”

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