Gender equality in Sri Lanka factsheet

Our factsheet highlights the extent of gender inequality in Sri Lanka, pulling together references and data points from third parties.

Sri Lanka is South Asia’s third largest economy, with much of its population living in rural areas. In 2022, the nation entered a severe debt crisis, which has had adverse effects on economic growth, poverty levels, and gender equality.

Sri Lanka faces notable development challenges in terms of gender equality, and is ranked 92 out of 170 countries on the United Nations Gender Inequality Index. While progress has been made in addressing inequality, gender-based violence remains an issue, and women are underrepresented in management positions in various sectors, including tea.

Read our factsheet to learn more about gender equality issues across tea, education, economic status, land ownership, gender-based violence, and child marriage. You’ll also learn about our holistic approach to addressing systemic inequalities and supporting individual empowerment.