Annual Reports

ANNUAL REPORT 2017

2017 was another year of the journey that started in 1984 and one that will continue into the future to achieve our primary aim of bringing about policy changes that would contribute to the empowerment of women, girls, and their families. This purpose saw us conducting research to review Sri Lanka’s labour migration policy, highlighting the rights, especially the economic rights of persons with disabilities, following up on women who contributed in no small measure to the country’s export earnings and getting on board to engender the SDG implementation process in Sri Lanka. We continued our community action programmes, while the library and information resource centre served a large number of users that ranged from academics, researchers, policymakers, activists, and students both from Sri Lanka and overseas. In conducting these programmes we interacted in a variety of ways with over 3000 women, men and young persons in a majority of the districts of the country.