How Did Women Vote?

Kumari Jayawardena

Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.32-33 (Download PDF)

Dr. Kumari Jayawardena discusses the role that women played in the January 8th election. Dr. Jayawardena emphasizes the need for the newly elected President to make good on his promises to women, particularly with a view to transforming the function of gendered stereotypes in Sri Lanka’s public sphere.

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