Sri Lanka: Women and Work

True Sri Lankan adds his take on the issue of women with children below the age of five years not being allowed to seek employment abroad. “This is a careful line to tread and I believe that the ban while solving some problems will only increase other problems such as, increase the number of women traveling illegally to work abroad, illegal abortions and children being put up for adoption because of financial constraints on these families and will create a whole new set of problems which may be worse than the present ones.”

1 comment

  • Madu

    Mothers going abroad is makeing such trubles today in the society in Sri Lanka. As this site is talking, it makes problems in children’s minds also which causes to feel negative thoughts in their minds. So, this is a big issue which we should see, even we don’t mind to look at that with a big responsibility.

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Stay up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details. Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site