October 31, 2019

Strengthening the Platform of Women Leaders on Feminism and Transitional Justice

WERC in partnership with Mannar Women's Development Fund (MWDF) has undertaken to build a cohort of 25 young women trained and equipped to take the feminist agenda forward in their own contexts and as a collective group.

This project seeks to bring to the forefront, issues affecting women including Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), laws pertaining to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) and other flaws in the personal laws that discriminate against women. It also seeks to address harmful cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the social ostracism of physically challenged women.

The ultimate outcome of the initiative is to create a space for dialogue on multiple truth telling and memorialization processes at community and individual level.

Strengthening Women's Network and Building the Capacity of Women in Development

WERC together with the Women's Voice and Leadership Sri Lanka - The Asia Foundation, launched this project with the aim of building the capacity and to strengthen the voice of women in Sri Lanka. The project is organized to build…
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