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Access to Water and Sanitation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Perceptions of Caste

Author : Lall, Aftab

Publisher: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

Place of Publish: London, United Kingdom

Year: 2015

Page Numbers: 32

Acc. No: 1004-S

Category: Soft Documents

Subjects: Caste

Languages: English

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Five years on from the end of the war, access to water and sanitation in conflict affected Jaffna, Sri Lanka, continues to be shaped by deeply embedded structures of marginalization, discrimination and exclusion. This working paper explores the ways in which caste is perceived amongst a low caste community in Jaffna and how caste based discrimination shapes their access to water and sanitation.