Viluthu organized and held a conference in Colombo, on the 10th of December 2015, enabling a national dialogue that is participatory, inclusive and transparent on the issue of women headed households.
Herstories’ of Resilience and Hope
An archival project is the first of a series of people’s histories that focuses on mothers from the South and North that highlight their strength in the face of adversity.
Sanjeevi Food Stalls
Sanjeevi products are produced by the members of the Amara Forum, by using the local agricultural products produced by women who are involved in organic farming

Strengthening Communities to become Change Makers


No-Run-Tell Campaign
April 28, 2016 By admin

Viluthu with the collaboration of few organizations in the south has organized a campaign titled “No Run Tell’ to create awareness on violence against children and to protect them from all forms of abuse. Viluthu has fully supported the promotion of this “No Run Tell” campaign in all its project locations in the different districts. […]

The economic and social issues faced by women headed households (WHH) as a result of the 30 year long war in Sri    Lanka have been at the forefront of most rehabilitation programmes during the war and post-war period. It is estimated that there are over 90,000 WHH in the North and East alone. Women headed households in Sri Lanka […]

Herstories’ of Resilience and Hope
February 10, 2016 By admin

 Mother’s are guardians of their family history. They are the guardians of memory. They are the pillars of strength upon which a family is built.  This archival project is the first of a series of people’s histories that focuses on mothers from the South and North that highlight their strength in the face of adversity, and their hopes […]

Sanjeevi Food Stalls
February 10, 2016 By admin

Sanjeevi products are the ones produced by the members of the Amara Forum, by using the local agricultural products produced by the women who are involved in organic farming and other basic ingredients. These could be food items or other products. Sanjeevi stalls have been opened in the different districts in order to market these Sanjeevi products. These […]

Lack of employment opportunities has been identified as a primary issue concerning all the problems as faced by the Women headed households. The ‘Jaffna District Amara Forum’ of women headed households has been continuously requesting many of the Institutions and as well as the politicians to help them address this issue. They have even undertaken propaganda work on […]

Youth Volunteers join Viluthu
April 2, 2015 By admin

During the latter part of 2013, Viluthu began a concerted drive to mobilize a volunteer base for itself. This proved to be extremely successful. In Jaffna district, “Samuthaaya Sangilihal” was formed by a group of Jaffna University students, which engaged in community work. This group began to visit villages in the peninsula, raising awareness on […]

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Building blocks in Transitional Justice

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Commemorating The International Right to Truth day

Viluthu strengthens women headed households by Commemorating International Right to Truth day in its project locations.  Viluthu has organized and held meetings at Vallipunam, in the Mullaitivu district, Thambalakamam in Palai in the Kilinochchi District, Aandankulam in Manthai West in the Mannar District and at the Viluthu office premises in the Trincomalee and Batticaloa Ddistricts, in order to commemorate the International day for Right to Truth, on the 24th of March 2016.  News articles have been published in the Valampuri and Thinakkural Daily News Papers about this event.

Viluthu Empowers War Affected Women

Viluthu Centre for Human Resource Development, Sun Women’s Federation and Amara Women Heads of Households,  Jointly Commemorated the International Women’s day in Puttalam on 9th April 2016. A grand meeting was held from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., to introduce the National Widow’s Charter to the North-Western Provincial Council and to emphasize the role of war affected women heads of households in Transitional Justice process. More than 200 people from all three communities participated in this event.

The Chief Guest of the event was Hon. Lakshman H. Wedaruwa - North Western Provincial Minister for Health, Indigenous Medicine, Social Welfare, Probation and child Care and Women’s affairs and other Guests of Honour were, Mr. T. B. Wikramasinghe - Secretary to the Ministry, Mr. Saman Wijetunga - Accountant to the Ministry,  Mr. Sumith Kularathne - Women’s Affairs Official and Mr. Chinthaka Amal Mayathunna - Speaker of the North Western Provincial Council. During this event, the National Widow’s Charter was handed over to the Chief Guest and the Guests of Honour.

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Aaranya with representatives of the Sami Parliament of Norway after a session on violence against women, particularly violence faced by women from indigenous, minority and marginalized communities

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Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee to address gender inequality

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Session on the danger faced by Human rights defenders

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At the UN headquarters in New York evaluating indicators to women's empowerment

Viluthu at UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York

Executive Director- Programme, Aaranya Rajasingam, represented Viluthu at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting held from 14 - 24 March at the UN headquarters in New York. Viluthu was part of the civil society delegation from Sri Lanka at this meeting as partners of FOKUS Women, Norway.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Major concerns were raised regarding women's economic and social empowerment around the world, and particularly regarding the fast reducing space for women human rights defenders and environmentalists, given the persecution faced by these activists in many countries.


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Colombo 07
Tel: 0112506272
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