“Peace building through Tsunami reconstruction”
With the support of the German Development Cooperation AWAW brought in 10-16
From 2003 -2005 and with the support of the Canadian International AWAW
AWAW responded to the tsunami disaster in two general ways; one through
With the support of the National Integration Program Unit AWAW collected 7000
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AWAW responded to the tsunami disaster in two general ways; one through lobbying and advocacy to have women’s voices heard in the entire rebuilding process, , the other through reconstruction of lives and livelihoods..
“Weaving 1325 in to tsunami relief”
AWAW wrote to the authorities on the importance of having women’s voices heard in relief efforts as well to have women at all levels of decision making within the process of rebuilding.
AWAW also played a major role in calling for the implementation of UN resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in Tsunami relief work.
Rebuilding the fishing village of Kokkilai.
Kokkilai is a small fishing village that has been of strategic importance in the civil war. Thus the goal of AWAW’s endeavor was to assist in creating a village where all peoples could live together in peace, while taking into account the needs of women in the community.
The women had identified a safe and adequate water supply and a space for a health clinic as priorities, so AWAW understook to construct a community center (that will house the clinic) and a water supply project. On 7th July 2005 the Kokkilai community center and clinic was declared open and the women were provided with a craft center.