Project profile — Improving Gender Equality in Sri Lanka


International Medical HealthOrganization Canada
2020-01-10 - 2025-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Sri Lanka (100.00%)


• Human rights:
Human rights (15160) (11.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (4.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (85.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve gender equality for women and girls in the Northern, North Western and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. Project activities include: (1) developing a secure mobile application that works to make it easier and faster for case workers to connect with resources and respond to clients who have experienced gender-based violence; (2) engaging communities and schools in gender equality campaigns using student and street theatre performances; (3) creating a safe community space for survivors of gender-based violence to seek emergency psychosocial and legal services; (4) establishing a women’s centre to facilitate leadership training and access to resources; and (5) holding forums and conferences to engage legal practitioners, policymakers and women’s groups in reform of discriminatory laws. The beneficiaries of the project are women and girls, men and boys living in three districts in project target areas in Sri Lanka.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project in Northern, North Western and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka include: (1) improved provision of support for women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence; (2) increased awareness of gender equality among women, men, girls and boys; and (3) increased implementation and reform of relevant laws and policies focused on achieving gender equality.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) provided gender sensitivity training for 24 government officers (16 women) and 46 village development officers (of whom30 women); and (2) delivered leadership training on women’s rights, land rights and service providers for 372 women in addressing relevant laws and policies to increase gender equality.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $129,273
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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