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Economic and social development of marginalized women and girls

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Rajarata Praja Kendraya - RPK

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka


$ 262,500
€ 250 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Agriculture & Fisheries, Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building

Project Objectives

The project is implemented by Rajarata Praja Kendraya (RPK) in three divisions (Mahawilachchiya, Kebitigollewa and Padaviya) in Anuradhapura district, targeting 1,600 women and 700 men from rural and war-affected communities in the above mentioned divisions and inclusion of these right holders in to 11 primary cooperatives. Thus, the project will improve and increase the institutional and individual capacities and skills, promote eco-friendly farming and good practices among the small-scale farmers, women empowerment and improvement of women leadership, address gender-based violence issues, promote sustainable cooperative businesses and women entrepreneurship, increase access to government services and enable environment for a rights-based approach. The project aims to eradicate poverty and uplift the living standard of the targted right holders. The project will result in a sustainable socio-economic development of poor and marginalised communities with equal rights in selected areas by which organised women and girls from rural communities are empowered with increased access to land, financial resources and improved living conditions

Impact on SDGs

SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG13 - Climate Action
SDG15 - Life on Land
SDG16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 11

Individuals: 2300

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Conflict, Peace and Security, Environment, Gender