Project profile — No to Gender-Based Violence in Sri Lanka


Developing World Connections Society (CA-CRA_ACR-2849497078)
2019-12-19 - 2023-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Sri Lanka (100.00%)


• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (25.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (75.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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)


This project aims to combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and promote gender equality in the Batticaloa, Hambantota and Kilinochchi districts of Sri Lanka. This project works to strengthen women's groups and youth groups, to help their members prevent SGBV, support victims, and extend their outreach and impact to others in their district. This project also aims to harness the imagination and energy of youth to find their own innovative ways of combating SGBV and promoting gender equality, through messages delivered by means of the arts, and social media campaigns. Project activities include: (1) providing values-changing training in SGBV and organizational management to local women’s groups and youth groups; (2) supporting youth developed anti-SGBV arts and social media messaging; and (3) providing training to village, divisional and district level government to enhance the cooperation between civil society and local government.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) more effective leadership provided by civil society organizations (especially women's and youth groups) against sexual gender-based violence and for gender equality; and (2) more effective implementation by government and non-governmental organizations of elements of the Sri Lanka National Plan of Action for sexual and gender-based violence.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) provided awareness training to 45 members of women’s federations and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on addressing sexual and gender-based violence, and provided 258 women with psycho-social support; (2) provided awareness training to 94 teachers (of whom 43 women) and 171 local government officials (of whom 96 women) to develop local awareness to support gender equality and prevent sexual and gender-based violence; and (3) coached 61 NGO members and local authorities (of whom 51women) on gender equality, including workshops from Canadian volunteers.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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