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The Women’s Development Centre
The Women’s Development Centre (WDC) is a registered non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), based in Kandy and in existence since 1986.  As a women’s organization it has implemented supportive programs focusing on women, children and youth with and without disabilities, implementing activities focusing on needs, in a rights-based approach, among its selected communities. The WDC delivers the rights holders’ needs in a three-pronged approach of Prevention, intervention and advocacy.  
The WDC was a dream of Mrs. Pearl Stephen, which she managed to accomplish, initially from a small scale to its establishment as a well recognised NGO in Sri Lanka, serving and empowering women, children, youth, persons with disabilities and other marginalised groups within society. 
Mrs. Pearl Stephen

Sthree trade fair at Kandy City Centre

Although Sri Lanka is currently going through a severe financial and economic crisis, women entrepreneurs trained under the WDC’s economic empowerment projects have been actively continuing their production. In order to support and create a market for these products, the…

Emergency response for flood victims

The ‘cash for work’ project funded by HI- India, Nepal & Sri Lanka and implemented by the WDC is an emergency response project that is carried out with the support of the community to minimize the damage caused by the…

Empowering a village towards sustainability

The village of Watapandura was identified as a potential model village through the European Union in Sri Lanka and the Maldives funded OCEAN project where Self Help Groups (SHGs) were formed. Following the successful completion of the project SHG members…

Women’s Day 2022 – #breakthebias

In line with the global theme #breakthebias, this year’s International Women’s Day event of the Women’s Development Centre was celebrated under the theme ‘Women for Human Rights’ and was organized as a national advocacy event to promote human rights and…

Give a Girl a Dream

Heir Foundation is a UK-based charity working to help disadvantaged, vulnerable, abused and underprivileged women around the world. Our aim is to work with disadvantaged, vulnerable, abused, underprivileged women on a global level. Our goal is to help these young…

The value in giving

We were able to witness happiness from the act of giving and the importance in coming forward and voicing one’s concerns and hardships at the right place and time. Moses Thangarasu, a 40 year old from the area of Udunuwara…

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