Women’s Experience of Corruption in Public Service
Corruption affects people differently. The weaker segment of society is more vulnerable to corruption as their voice to get access to their democratic rights is feeble. The survey on women and corruption done by a research team of TISL will tell you how poor women are got caught to corruption in receiving public services in the selected sectors. This is a pilot survey covering a few geographical locations representing the pluralist character of the Sri Lankan society. Moreover, the study limits itself to the selected public services, namely, legal (police and judiciary), healthcare and the public services channeled through divisional administration. The research team has attempted to paint a vivid picture identifying the nature, extent and causes of the problem. They too have come out with an assessment of experience of corruption on women and a set of recommendations for consideration of the policy makers and others interested in the issues to overcome the problem.