Sri Lanka

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
$186,743
To strengthen the democratic trade union movement in Sri Lanka and to promote worker rights. The Solidarity Center and its partners will support trade union organizing inside the free trade zones and industrial parks, maintain information and monitoring hubs, conduct trainings and awareness raising programs, advise the government in the formulation of legislation to protect workers rights and voting rights of migrant workers, and conduct training programs on women’s leadership.

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
$44,627
To strengthen transparency and good corporate governance in Sri Lanka’s business sector. CIPE will work with the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) to conduct research surveys, convene roundtable discussions, and publish material to raise awareness about corruption and advocate for better business practices. CIPE will also provide technical assistance to the ICCSL to strengthen its organizational capacity to address issues of corruption.

International Republican Institute (IRI)
$295,000
To increase civil society’s capacity to represent constituent interests and advocate for political reform. IRI will provide capacity-building and advocacy training for local NGOs to encourage political reform and bring attention to local issues, educate and empower young people to be positive change agents in their communities, and increase the capacity of women to participate fully in the political system.

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL)
$35,000
To raise citizen awareness around political rights, minority rights, and women’s rights. PAFFREL will encourage local communities to engage in dialogue around these issues in eight districts in Sri Lanka.