CSR Lanka organized round of workshops on “Strengthening Community Resilience Through Women-Led Networks” at member companies Adventist Development and Relief Agency-ADRA, Cargills and Hemas for their employees.
Workshops at Adventist Development and Relief Agency – ADRA (held on 25th February 2020) and Cargills (Held on 4th March 2020) were conducted by widely known professional, Mrs. Prema Gamage Consultant on ” Gender Equality and Social Inclusion” and the workshop at Hemas which held on 4th March 2020 was conducted by industry expert Ms. Shyamala Y. M. Gomez a Human Rights Lawyer and Women’s Rights Activist.
The objective of this workshop was to empower women and to provide understanding that women have great power and ability to keep the society together and that they are great change agents for many gender based issues women in Sri Lanka facing currently. Having that as a core objective CSR Lanka organized the workshop to improve & strengthen women, to create positive change and provide pathway to reintegration which would create better environment for everyone in surrounding. At the workshop, attendees received the opportunity to get trained in women’s leadership for social cohesion, sexual and gender-based discrimination & harassment, value and impact of women’s role in peace building and establishing security in the country, safety & security of women and girls, legal protection, national laws & mechanisms with international protection. At the end of the workshop attendees volunteered to participate in a training program of counseling which will train them to become change agents in peace and security. The conducted workshop was one event out of other serious of programs in “Women Peace and Security” a project which is supported through the UNDP project, N-Peace small grant scheme.