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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 Read more
Looking back to the disappearance of her son, a Sri Lankan military officer who was reported Missing in Action, Visaka Dharmadasa the Founder of Association of War Affected Women talks about how it shaped her drive to work for peace in her country. She speaks on the role of women peacemakers in situations of conflict and what will happen if the world adopts women’s definition of security. Learn more about Visaka – Founder of AWAW
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The Friends of Association of War Affected Women (Friends of AWAW.inc) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
The Association of War Affected Women is Associated with the United Nations Department of economic and social council and was awarded Special consultative status to the United Nations department of ecosoc