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.
CENWOR welcomes collaborative relationships.
The information resource centre holds a specialist and unique collection of material in print, digital and audio visual formats on all aspects of gender.
A modern conference hall with a seating capacity of 80 is available for hire.
CENWOR welcomes collaborative relationships with local and foreign women’s organisations, universities, research organisations, like minded agencies and individuals.