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Womankind Worldwide

London, United Kingdom
Joined May 2019

We work in solidarity with global women’s movements focused on 3 core themes; particiaption & leadership; economic rights and VAWG. (Currently focused on Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Nepal.)

Presence in: United Kingdom
Focus: Women's Rights

In no country in the world do women enjoy the same rights or opportunities as men. Every day women and girls face discrimination, poverty and violence just because they are women.

Womankind Worldwide works in solidarity with women’s movements around the world to bring about lasting change in women’s lives.

Read more about our aims.

Supporting women and girls

Our partners – women’s rights organisations and movements – provide direct support for women and girls, from a safe place to escape violence or information about their rights to leadership training or funding to start their own business.

They also work to change laws and policies which discriminate against women and girls, and challenge the damaging attitudes and stereotypes at the root of inequality.

Read about the partners we support.

Strengthening women’s rights movements

Womankind believes in the power of women to change their own lives. When women join together in movements, they change laws, create lasting shifts of power, challenge harmful traditions and make sure all women’s voices are heard.

We take action to strengthen and support women’s rights organisations and movements, so they can lobby harder, grow taller and transform the lives of women. We bring our passion and energy alongside practical support, including tools, technologies and programme expertise. Through partnerships, we focus on transformational change and feminist activism at all levels, from the individual and community to national parliaments and the United Nations.

Find out more about Womankind’s unique approach and our inspiring partners.

Building a global movement for change

We use our expertise and that of our partners to call for change across the world, challenging governments and international agencies to protect and promote women’s rights.

People Associated With This Organization

Piyumi Samaraweera

United Kingdom  
Womankind Worldwide
Joined May 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
Hello all. My name is Piyumi and I currently work as a Programme Development and Programme/Grant Manager for a 30 yr old London based women's rights organisation called Womankind Worldwide (Wk). Wk partners with women-led local WROs in the countries that we operate in and has always followed an accompaniment model, providing the kind of support our partners ask for. We are partner led and understand that local WRO and activists know best what the critical issues and solutions are, so we have no offices anywhere else except in London and support partners with periodic country visits but largely remote contact. We are keen to support women's access to productive resources, with a focus on land and are about to start a land rights related project in Uganda in late 2019.

I am orignally from Sri Lanka and have lived in the UK for about 13 years now. I have studied, lived and worked in Sri Lankan, India, the US and UK and my work has spanned sustainability and women's rights with a focus on formulating and implementing strategies based on principles of diversity and equality.
Piyumi Samaraweera is the network champion (main point of contact) for Womankind Worldwide.

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