Working Women Front

The Working Women’s Front (WWF) was initiated in 1997 as ISD’s women’s wing; since 1997, WWF has lobbied and advocated for the labour and human rights of the working women of Sri Lanka.The members of the WWF have requested to register the Front as a Trade Union. Hence some of the veteran trade unionists also supported this request. Presently it is noted that more than 50% of women are employed in the unorganized sector. Taking into consideration of the feminization and the , we have registered WWF as a Trade Union in December 2011. Since 2011 WWF functioned as an independent women TU. WWF is the first women TU registered in Sri Lanka


"Women workers of formal and informal sector work in a sexual harassment-free decent work environment by enjoying equal labour rights".


"Mobilize and strengthen the capacity of working women of organized, unorganized, and informal sectors including domestic workers to enjoy ensured labour rights and decent work".

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