Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Sri Lanka.
Organisation overview: The International Development Association is the World Bank's fund supporting fragile and conflict-affected states.
Work in Sri Lanka: The World Bank works to support the Sri Lankan government in strengthening governance, developing infrastructure and supporting improvements in living standards and social inclusion.
Organisation overview: IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, including to migrants in need - refugees, IDPs and other victims of conflict.
Work in Sri Lanka: The IOM runs a wide range of projects in Sri Lanka, focused on relief assistance to those affected by its conflict, and support for those hit by recent natural disasters.
Organisation overview: UN Women implements programmes tailored to individual countries throughout Africa. Its strategies support women's participation in decision-making, leadership development and skills training.
Work in Sri Lanka: UN Women in represented in Sri Lanka by its India multi-country office.
Organisation overview: UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Sri Lanka: The UNDP works across the board of development issues in Sri Lanka, helping the country in its post-war reconstruction.
Organisation overview: UNHCR is the UN agency mandated to lead and coordinate action to protect refugees and resolve their problems worldwide.
Work in Sri Lanka: The UNHCR in Sri Lanka provides protection for IDPs and refugees, works on community services and against sexual and gender based violence, and helps coordinate other humanitarian efforts for people displaced by the conflict.
Organisation overview: CAFOD works in disaster relief and development, in particular on basic infrastructure, workers rights and advocacy towards donor governments.
Work in Sri Lanka: CAFOD works through its partner Caritas Sri Lanka to help families suffering from the legacy of the civil war, particularly in the north and east, to rebuild their homes and lives. It also works to promote social cohesion between different ethnic and religious groups.
Organisation overview: CAAT works to end the international arms trade, promoting progressive demilitarisation and ending government financial and political support for arms export.
Work in Sri Lanka: CAAT provides UK and EU arms export data on Sri Lanka.
Organisation overview: DRC focuses on helping people who have fled war and conflict, persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, political conviction or social affiliation.
Work in Sri Lanka: The DRC has worked in Sri Lanka since 1998. Today it implements a number of activities, ranging from the provision of shelters to mine action and capacity building to help support displaced persons.
Organisation overview: GNWP is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations. It is involved in advocacy and action for the full and effective implementation of Security Council resolutions on women and peace and security.
Work in Sri Lanka: GNWAP's partner organisation in Sri Lanka is The Association of War Affected Women. It has over 2000 members – all war-affected women working towards sustainable peace in Sri Lanka through socio-economic development, women’s advancement and strengthening democracy.
Organisation overview: GPPAC is a member-led network of civil society organisations active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world.
Work in Sri Lanka: GPPAC has two partner organisations in Sri Lanka, The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies and The Association of War Affected Women.
Organisation overview: IANSA is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
Work in Sri Lanka: IANSA's partner organisation in Sri Lanka is Action for Peace and Human Rights.
Organisation overview: International Alert works with local people to build peace by them with training, advice and support. It brings communities together as well as advising companies, governments and international organisations on how they can support peace.
Work in Sri Lanka: International Alert's Constructive Diaspora Engagement For Peace project aims to strengthen the potential of Sri Lankan diaspora communities to contribute to peace in Sri Lanka. It promotes greater engagement between the diaspora and Sri Lankan politicians and civil society, brings together cross-party groups of young Sri Lankan MPs and political representatives with diaspora members from the UK, and supports the diaspora's participation in peacebuilding initiatives.
Organisation overview: The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a global network of non-governmental organizations, active in around 100 countries, that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling lives.
Work in Sri Lanka: ICBL's Sri Lanka member is working to commit the Sri Lankan government to helping ensure a landmine-free world by 2025.
Organisation overview: IFRC is a worldwide humanitarian organisation providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Work in Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society has embarked on a project to support people returning to their lands in Northern Sri Lanka to rebuild their homes after decades of displacement.
Organisation overview: The Karuna Center innovates approaches for transforming conflict across divides by supporting people in all sectors of society to discover their shared capacity for building peace.
Work in Sri Lanka: The Karuna Center has run several extensive programmes in Sri Lanka, focusing on promoting inter-religious cooperation and community development.
Organisation overview: Pax Christi works on a variety of issues in human rights, human security, disarmament, de-militarisation, just world order, religion and violent conflict.
Work in Sri Lanka: Pax Christi's member organisation in Sri Lanka is the Human Rights and Media Resource Centre.
Organisation overview: PRIO conducts academic research and analysis on peace and conflict worldwide.
Work in Sri Lanka: PRIO has four country experts on Sri Lanka, and has run a range of research and data projects.
Organisation overview: Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.
Work in Sri Lanka: Saferworld works on several areas in Sri Lanka, including conducting conflict analyses, assessing the conflict sensitivity of other projects for aid agencies, and assessing the role of China in Sri Lanka.
Organisation overview: Save the Children works to save children's lives, fight for their rights, and help them to fulfil their potential.
Work in Sri Lanka: Save the Children's work to promote child rights, governance and humanitarian response issues in Srsi Lanka.
Organisation overview: SFCG partners with people around the world to resolve conflict. It works to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: dialogue, media, and community.
Work in Sri Lanka: SCFG has a range of projects in Sri Lanka. It works to integrate women into politics and governance, train and connect journalists across the country, and produce a popular TV drama as a tool to promote reconciliation.
Organisation overview: The Small Arms Survey serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence.
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Organisation overview: SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
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Organisation overview: swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It conducts research on the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.
Work in Sri Lanka: swisspeace has developed expertise on Sri Lanka through research and consultancy mandates, in particular related to business and peace.
Organisation overview: Transparency International is a global movement seeking to fight corruption and bribery, conducting research and advocating change.
Work in Sri Lanka: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) commenced active operations at the end of 2002. It works to fight corruption and promote transparency across government, business and politics in Sri Lanka.
Organisation overview: War Child is committed to supporting children in armed conflict to overcome their experiences, and have a real chance at a better future.
Work in Sri Lanka: War Child is working across Sri Lanka to deal with the trauma and suffering of children affected by its civil war.
Organisation overview: Y Care International works to change young lives through local YMCAs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Work in Sri Lanka: Y Care International works with the Sri Lanka YMCA to support young people by helping them learn trades and set up businesses.