About CENWOR

About CENWOR
Centre for Women's Research

CENWOR – EMPOWERING WOMEN

The Centre for Women’s Research is a non-profit organisation that was registered under the NGO Secretariat in 1984, as a non-governmental, non-profit, non-sectarian organisation. CENWOR was re-registered with the Department of the Registrar of Companies, as mandated by the Companies Act, No. 7 of 2007. CENWOR has 23 members with expertise in a variety of disciplines. A 12-member Board of Directors is responsible for implementation of programmes, projects and general administration.

CENWOR started work with just LKR 2,000 as seed money contributed by the founder members. Today, it is a leading research organisation on gender and women’s issues having four programme areas designed to empower women – policy and action oriented research, training and awareness raising on gender issues, information dissemination on areas of critical concern to women, and advocacy and lobbying.

While members of CENWOR have the main responsibility for programme development and implementaion, it also has access to a pool of external resource persons to draw on as required.

As it addresses issues relating to different demographics, the Centre works throughout the country linking and collaborating with other research organisations, local level non-governmental organsations, community based organisations, and individuals. Links are maintained with state agencies to ensure that gender issues are addressed and mainstreamed.

Our Services

CENWOR Services

CENWOR welcomes collaborative relationships.

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES

The information resource centre holds a specialist and unique collection of material in print, digital and audio visual formats on all aspects of gender.

CONFERENCE FACILITIES

A modern conference hall with a seating capacity of 80 is available for hire.

COLLABORATION AND SERVICES

CENWOR welcomes collaborative relationships with local and foreign women’s organisations, universities, research organisations, like minded agencies and individuals.