Mobilizing mothers for Peace- Signature Campaign
With the support of the German Development Cooperation AWAW brought in 10-16
From 2003 -2005 AWAW with the support of the Canadian International Development
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A significant milestone for AWAW in the early stage of its establishment
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A significant milestone for AWAW in the early stage of its establishment was “Mobilizing Mothers for Peace” a signature campaign which was carried out collecting 70000 signatures in 1999 which was handed over to the Norwegian embassy inviting them as civil society to facilitate the negotiation process, and this interaction with the LTTE and civil society paved the way for the 2002 ceasefire agreement.
100 mothers of missing soldiers were also taken to Jaffna to meet and spend a “day of reconciliation” with 150 mothers of Jaffna disappeared youths.
In 2002 The Chairperson and 5 members of AWAW were invited by the LTTE to participate in an event organized by them in Vanni to release 10 Prisoners.