The Association of War Affected Women was established in 2000 to create a space for war affected women, specifically mothers and wives, of those who are missing to come together across the divide to work for peace. The Association of War Affected Women is committed to achieve sustainable peace in Sri Lanka and around the world and believes that peace has to be Negotiated through an inclusive process.
We are also deeply committed to safeguard democracy and rights of all, specifically women’s rights and advancement. As we believe that people’s rights have to be safeguarded and democracy has to be strengthening in order to create a conducive atmosphere for peace to prevail. We are working towards a peaceful World (Sri Lanka), where all its peoples will be able to live with dignity, enjoying equal
Who we are:
A group of more than two thousand women from across Sri Lanka directly affected by the war; their sons, husbands missing/missing in action, killed, or disabled due to the war.
To achieve peace through socio-economic development enlisting the active participation of war affected women.
Sri Lankan women who have been directly or indirectly affected by the war; their husbands, sons, fathers, or brothers killed, missing, or disabled due to the war or they themselves disabled or displaced.