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Savisthri - Empowering Women, Transforming Lives in Sri Lanka

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Savisthri’ Women for Development Alternative

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka


$ 136,500
€ 130 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Rural Development

Type of Activity

Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Legal and Regulatory framework, Technical Assistance & Advisory

Project Objectives

The project aims to build the capacities of women activists and their organisations in Sri Lanka to hold duty-bearers accountable in ensuring socio, economic, cultural and political rights of women in Sri Lanka, especially in relation to their right to land and other natural resources. The project will be implemented by two organisations: Law and Society Trust and Savisthri Women for Development Alternative. The intervention methodology of the project is to empower women to play a major role in policies and laws that affect their lives and livelihood

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG15 - Life on Land

Local stakeholders

Groups of women

Key Tags

Food Security, Gender