Association of War Affected Women (AWAW)
The She Builds Peace campaign launched in Kandy, Sri Lanka in May 2020 with a one-day meeting facilitated by the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW). 30 participants from different districts discussed the role of women peacebuilders during manmade and natural disasters. They also explored different opportunities to support communities through agriculture and the importance of coming together as women during an election season when societal divisions are usually exacerbated. The women learned about the four pillars of the She Builds Peace campaign (Safety, Obligation, Appreciation, Resourcing). 1500 cloth bags with the She Builds Peace logo were distributed among the participants to give to women in their province to promote the spread of the campaign throughout the country.
“The participants spoke about the importance of coming together as women across all divides.”
– AWAW Campaign Report