Women In Need has been able to achieve what the state or any non governmental organisation in Sri Lanka have failed to achieve over the past three decades. WIN has filled a gap left by the state through providing essential services concerning violence against women through its focus on strategic and inclusive service provision . WIN is the only organisation with a complete programme aimed at addressing the issue of SGBV in Sri Lanka using various methods such as networking, lobbying and advocating against violence against women. Women In Need has received wide media coverage through television, radio, newspapers and social media for the elaborate work it does. WIN has also conducted many events and fundraisers in order to reach out to the public and raise awareness on the issue.
refusal resulted in physical abuse and torture. Her husband threw
a burning lantern on her which completely burnt and disfigured her
face and upper body beyond recognition.
Financial difficulties drove her to find employment in the Middle East. While she was away, her husband had sexually assaulted her cancer-stricken mother and given their 13-year old daughter in marriage... Read the case story
A LETTER FROM RASIKA
The violent and vicious cycle started all over again. The visits to my work place became frequent. He demanded for money, and brutally assaulted me if I had no money to give him... Read the case story
A LETTER FROM RANI
My 12-year old daughter could not continue her studies and did not feel safe at home. So she stayed with me at the shelter for one month. Subsequently WIN managed to place her in a home, to continue her studies... Read the case story