Capacity-Building in Conflict Zones

This report seeks to advance, both in theory and practice, the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Sri Lanka while simultaneously analyzing the links between gender, conflict and displacement. The report focuses on “capacity building” conducted by international NGOs and UN agencies to build and sustain institutional capacity among local/national organizations in Sri Lanka. It specifically assesses the existing resources and potential for institutional capacity building in three areas; the prevention of violence against women and support for those affected; the provision of facilities and information on women’s health issues; and the promotion of income security options which serve to stabilize household economies.