Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has taken effective steps towards gender equality in education and economic inclusion. Though women’s participation is guaranteed by the Constitution, women’s representation in national parliament has remained stagnant at 5-6% over the last two decades, al beit women making up nearly 52% of the population.

In the aftermath of the Easter Attacks, concerted efforts towards social cohesion and gender equality must be taken to address root causes of the civil war and rise to meet new peace challenges. This year the N-Peace CSO Grants for Sri Lanka will support women’s networks in strengthening community resilience through social cohesion programmes; including inter-faith dialogues, addressing root causes of tensions, women’s mediation networks and explorations of new points of conflict.

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