22-Co-impact-Sri Lanka Addressing context-specific barriers to female labor force participation in decent work in Sri Lanka

Abstract

Promoting female access to decent work is essential for promoting gender equality, as well as for sustained growth and development. Despite numerous initiatives to facilitate female labor force participation (FLFP) worldwide, the gap between men’s and women’s rates remains high. Further, the literature suggests that when women are in jobs, they are of poor quality (i.e., low paid, less likely to be covered by social protection, and less secure). It is increasingly evident that the social, economic and legal context of different countries influence the behavior of employers, communities and individuals. These dynamics can either facilitate or hinder female access to decent work. We proposed to use a mix of methodology to better understand the context-specific barriers to FLFP in decent work in Sri Lanka and identify pathways to removing these barriers.


Members

Project leader: Nisha Arunatilake

Project researchers: Sunimalee Madurawala | Kimuthu Kiringoda | Lakmini Fernando | Himani Vithanage

Policy outreach mentors: Priyanthi Fernando


Journal publication

No journal publications.


Working Papers

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Women’s access to decent work in Sri Lanka: Addressing context-specific barriers 2024-02-28 1.18MB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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Women’s access to decent work in Sri Lanka: Addressing context-specific barriers 2023-12-11 868.74kB 0 0

Final report

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Women’s access to decent work in Sri Lanka: addressing context-specific barriers 2024-03-01 655.02kB 0 0

Proposal

No proposals.


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