Women In Need (WIN) is a local, non-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to addressing issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV) faced by women and girls in Sri Lanka. WIN has come a long way since its inception in 1987 gradually and steadily increasing its services, and expanding target locations to be able to ensure the safety of women and girls thereby contributing to the creation of a violence-free society that values and respects women's rights.


WIN is located in seven districts in the country. WIN currently has six crisis centres, seven help desks in police stations and seven help desks in hospitals. WIN's centres are located in Anuradhapura, Colombo, Badulla, Batticaloa, Jaffna, Kandy and Matara.

WIN has a team of 15 lawyers and 24 counsellors, who specialise in the field of gender based violence and deal with thousands of GBV, specifically domestic violence, cases every year.

Our team is driven by the passion to strengthen and protect victims dealing with violence and abuse, ensuring strict confidentiality of identity; while also striving to ensure that the violence is not repeated, and the victims' rights are protected.