National Committee on Women

The National Committee on Women was established on 8 th March 1993 to implement and direct the provisions of the Women’s Charter approved by the Sri Lankan Cabinet. This committee is playing the leading role in policy making and national level supervision for the promoting rights of Sri Lankan women.

Programs to enhance women participation in politics and decision making, programs to address sexual and gender based violence, advocacy/ awareness and capacity building programs, and operating the 1938 toll free women helpline service are the key programs of National Committee on Women.

Our Vision

A violence-free, women-friendly Sri Lankan society that ensures equality.

Our Mission

Making recommendations and providing assistance for the formulation of policies and legislation that safeguard and promote the rights of Sri Lankan women, ensure quality and contribute to their comprehensive development and stimulating the proper implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the same.