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Current Events

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 fundamental...

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 was identified through one of our awareness...

Super Kids Nursery Kirimetiya

The Kirimetiya Tea Estate project began in early 2016, funded by Shining Light Chidlren’s Trust (SLCT). SLCT works in partnership with Women’s Development Centre to achieve their goals. When SLCT first arrived in Kirimetiya, they realized that without a nursery...

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,...

Kandurata Women’s Forum Celebrating Women’s Day

On the 19th of March the Kandurata (Hill Country) Women's Forum, members of WDC's Network of Women (NoW) commemorated International Women's Day at the WDC headquarters. Women from 17 divisions within the district of Kandy participated at this event. The guest speaker...

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...

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 from all...

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 floods within the Ratnapura District. A relief...

Developing skills through candle making

The WDC ‘Sthree’ women’s initiative is a social enterprise mainly for women and disabled entrepreneurs. Not only does the Sthree provide a market for individual entrepreneurs but also provides various capacity building trainings and workshops for women and persons...

Research & Reports

Empowering women for an inclusive and sustainable transitional justice and reconciliation process in Sri Lanka – Final evaluation report

The Transitional Justice and Reconciliation (TJR) project sought to empower women in Sri Lanka to participate across ethnic and religious divides in the TJR process. The project was funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund and led by Humanity and Inclusion, in partnership...

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