Single mothers in female headed households
by Kiyanna Staff
October 26, 2016

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Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war is an important factor which has contributed to the upward trend in Female Headed Households, particularly in the Northern and Eastern provinces of the country. Currently, it is estimated there are 58,121 Female Headed Households in the Northern Province alone. Studies have shown that members of these households face profound, multi-faceted vulnerabilities, many of which are a by-product of the civil war, and have only worsened in the post-war period.

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