The Association of War Affected Women (AWAW) was initiated in 2000 to bring war affected women across conflict lines together to work towards peace. They work on women’s advancement, human rights, democracy and conflict transformation.
AWAW’s Vision: A peaceful prosperous Sri Lanka where all its peoples are living with dignity enjoying equal rights.
AWAW’s Mission: Work towards strengthening democracy, women’s advancement and equal participation in order to achieve sustainable development and permanent peace in Sri Lanka
AWAW has special status with UN ECOSOC.