Sri Lanka

Our support to local organisations in Sri Lanka is gathered in the programme Equality first – empowering women for a just and equal society in Sri Lanka.

To support young cooperative leaders like Sachini Kaushalya is a part of We Effects work in Sri Lanka. Photo: Marcus Lundstedt

The five year programme is focusing on women’s socio-economic empowerment. The program aims to strengthen the capacities of local cooperatives, community based organizations and NGOs, supporting them to organize men and women in rural communities to improve their incomes and  their living conditions.

The programme has three main parts: strengthening civil society organizations, cooperative business development and gender equality promotion with women rights.

From victims of war – to women in business

Rural women in Sri Lanka are facing a new war. Against violence, lack of education and incomes. In a new partnership with Kaviya, We Effect Asia will empower 800 women to become entrepreneurs.


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