Women in Peacebuilding

Viluthu supports and helps mobilize the district and national platform of Women for Transition Justice and Reconciliation. This is the first  grassroots owned national platform for this specific objective. UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security has recognized the enduring and transformational roles women have played in transitional contexts.The platform covers 8 districts in partnership with Women’s Development Centre (Jaffna, Trincomalee, Ampara, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Monaragala, Hambantota and Matara). The Platform has an immediate membership of approximately 160 women leaders who are connected to more than 15,000 women grassroots members. 

The National and District Platforms have advocated for livelihood support for families of the missing and disappeared, utilized evidence based advocacy to demonstrate how State interventions were not reaching affected communities/families, with their recommendations being accepted to be tabled in a white paper set by the Ministry of Justice (formerly Ministry of Justice) before the Sri Lankan Cabinet. Viluthu was specifically instrumental in advocacy for the increase of state allowances/social security for persons living with disability.

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