1998: Women in Conflict Zones

In 1998-89 the Women in Conflict Zones Network (WICZNET) and the SSA organized a comparative project between Sri Lanka and former Yugoslavia. In December 1998 the first conference was held in Hendala, Sri Lanka and the second in Budapest, Hungary in October 1999. The Sri Lanka Conference had 40 international participants and 70 local participants. The funding was from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ford Foundation and others. The papers presented at the Sri Lanka Conference entitled Feminists Under Fire – Exchanges across War Zones”, was edited by Wenona Giles, Malathi de Alwis, Edith Klein and Neluka Silva and was published in 2003 by Between the Lines, Toronto, Canada. The book was translated by the SSA into Sinhala and Tamil.