At the End of a Gun Women & War (2000)

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The ninth programme in a thirty part series which tackles complex issues of globalisation and growing inequality. Reports from Sri Lanka on the struggle of the thousands of women who suffer as a result of wars - widowed, displaced, detained, separated from husbands, children and other loved ones - the victims of injury and violence. Includes testimony from a numbers of Sri Lankan women, including Druki Martenstyne whose son Jason died in September 1995. Her other son Cedric went missing in January 1996. Both were victims of the civil war between Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government forces which has been raging for the last 17 years. Contributors include: Dr Gaya Gamhewage of Save the Children, Shanti Arulampalam who runs a psychological counselling service for women and children, and Dr Palitha Bandara, who risks his life to counsel women and deliver basic reproductive health services to border villages and camps.

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