Asia:
Women Battle On After Lanka War

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SRI LANKA - Four years after the end of civil war in Sri Lanka, women from former conflict zones in the northern and Eastern provinces are fighting to save their honour and make ends meet.
 
A 26- year civil war in the country left many women sole breadwinners for their families with their men either killed, maimed or gone missing.

According to a survey conducted by the U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairsin June, women are also increasingly at the receiving end of male frustrations related to unemployment and job loss.

Meanwhile, a report by Minority Rights Group says, women breadwinners are often financially desperate due to lack of income and some engage in sexual relationships in exchange for favours (END//2013)

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