About Us 

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.

Our  goal:

To achieve peace through socio-economic development enlisting the active participation of war affected women.

Our members:

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.