Centre for Women's Research, Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Centre for Women's Research, Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Street address:||225/4 Kirula Road|
|Location coordinates:||6° 53' 35" N, 79° 52' 24" E|
|Contact number:||94-11-236 9530|
|Organization type:||National NGO (operating countrywide or advocating at the national level)|
|Sectors:||Education, Environment, Gender Discrimination, Health, Human Rights, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Peace and Conflict, Poverty Alleviation, Violence Against Women|
The Centre for Women's Research conducts research, action programs, gender sensitization and training, information dissemination and awareness raising on women's rights.
A group of academics, researchers and activists involved in research and action-oriented programmes relating to women joined together in 1984 to form the Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR) to respond to the lack of data concerning the disadvantaged position of women.
CENWOR started with policy and action oriented research and has expanded its work to include action programmes, gender sensitization and training, information dissemination and awareness raising on women's rights. CENWOR joined with other women’s groups to lobby and advocate for policy changes to secure women’s rights. Its research studies encompassed a wide array of gender issues and these findings are shared widely through print and electronic media to enable others involved in gender issues to advocate on these issues.
CENWOR's Vision: Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
CENWOR's Mission: To promote research, training, lobbying, advocacy and monitoring gender related issues
CENWOR has four main programmes:
- Policy and Action Oriented Research
- Information and Communication
- Training and Gender Sensitization
- Advocacy, Lobbying and Networking