Mannar Women’s Development Federation (MWDF)



Sri Lanka


Mannar Women’s Development Federation (MWDF)

MWDF was founded in 1998 to address all forms of violence against women in the Mannar District in northwest Sri Lanka. The organization fosters village-based women's societies, provides economic and social assistance and promotes women-led peacebuilding.


Support System for Victims of Violence

Purpose: To provide emergency shelter and livelihood support to women and their children who are fleeing violence in their homes or communities, or resettling in Mannar and to strengthen village-level women's groups to promote women’s rights.

Project Grant Amount $16,000
Total Grants Received $91,315
Years Supported 5
Theme Civil and Political Rights
Population Served Refugees and IDPs, Religious/Ethnic minorities, Women