Voices of Strong Women – Crucial to Peace Building and Reconciliation

A dialogue highlighting the untold stories of war-affected women in Sri Lanka was held on 29th July 2015 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH). The Voices of Strong Women was a celebration of the resilience and strength of war-affected women from both sides of the conflict. This event was hosted by the National  [...]

Chickens, Cows and the Beginnings of a Flourishing Business

The armed conflict which ended six years ago, has left a significantly high number of war widows and female-headed households (FHH) predominantly from the Northern Province, struggling to make ends meet. Due to the demise or disappearance of the male breadwinner in their households in the armed conflict, these women have become the chief breadwinner in  [...]

During the period of January – March 2015 the Missions Commission distributed livelihood loans to eight Christians from Colombo, Ratmalana, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Moratuwa and Kandy. Some of the self-employment ventures commenced by the beneficiaries are tailoring, managing a grocery shop, raring poultry, crafting costume jewellery and operating a pharmacy and a printing press.  [...]

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