Unveiling the Past: A Timeless Journey Through History

With the emergence of Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka following the advent of open economy, many female workers suffered due to the oppressive policies of the government existed at the time. The working class was subjected to extreme exploitation. In this historic background, the Women’s Center was established  in August 1982 to protect women’s, rights.  Read more..

We’re thrilled to share that we successfully conducted a comprehensive training program on the UN Guiding Principles, human rights, gender equality, and grievance mechanisms for women workers. This initiative, held in the Katunayake, Pallekale and Koggala Free Trade Zone, empowered women with the knowledge and skills to advocate for their rights and access grievance mechanisms effectively. Together, we have fostered a more just and equitable workplace for all.

“Legal Aid Clinic held for women workers in Katunayake FTZ, Pallekale FTZ and Koggala FTZ as part of the ‘Bridging the Gap: Empowering Women Workers in Sri Lankan Free Trade Zones’ project, supported by EU UNDP B+HR.” -16.06.2024

"Beach cleaning conducted by the Women's Centre with Southern Shramika Forum targeting World Ocean Day. Our responsibility to the Earth starts here!"
Women's Centre marks World Environment Day with a boarding house cleaning drive and awareness-raising on climate change's impact on women workers. Emphasizing our responsibility to Mother Earth and promoting a just transition for a sustainable future!

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Empowering women, amplifying their voice, and honoring human rights – a momentous celebration at the Human Rights Day event in Kilinochchi, North Province Sri Lanka. Together, we stand united for a brighter, more equitable future.
Stake Holder Discussion Based on the Restudy “the Hidden deficits of working class women in Galle District” A publication of Women’s Centre -Sri Lanka Research partner - Southern Shramika Forum - A network initiative of the Women’s Centre under WVL project in collaboration with 14 organizations) Women's Centre Sri Lanka Asiafoundation Asiafoundation Women’s Voice and Leadership- Sri Lanka


At present Women’s Centre is engaged in activities such as legal support for labour issues faced by FTZ workers, defend and promote human rights, women rights and labour rights, workshops and trainings on women leadership, reproductive health, 1325 resolution, celebrate women’s day, May Day and elimination of violence against women’s day, counseling for women, ethnic integration programs and print and distribute “Shramika” news paper. And also it maintains library for Women’s Centre members & Day Care Center for FTZ women workers’ children.


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