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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…

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…

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 with…

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…

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