Network, Engage and Transform (NET Project)

Target Beneficiaries – 78,205 women in Mullaitivu and Killinochchi districts.

Donor – Delegation of the European Union for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Partner agencies – Women Action Network and Transform Kilinochchi (WANT) and Community Development Organization Mullaitivu.

Contract Period – February 2016- January 2018.

Location – Killinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts, Northern Province, Sri Lanka

  • Supported skills development for women leaders through training.
  • Coached and mentored leaders to understand their potential and personal challenges/fears.
  • Cross and exposure visits were organized to engage with women groups and Women’s Caucuses.
  • Mapped key Women’s Networks that can influence change.
  • Facilitated linkages between women leaders and civil society networks in the North and elsewhere.
  • Facilitated process of engaging men to obtain their full participation in ending SGBV.
  • Built alliances and strategic partnerships at regional and national level for joint advocacy.
  • Generated evidence to aid advocacy to influence implementation and policy change.
  • Increased leadership capacities of 420 women to be effective political representatives on issues related to SGBV.
  • Women’s networks and alliances strengthened to address SGBV in the Northern Province.
  • Influenced and advocated for the implementation of relevant SGBV policies and laws.