“People Rising Against Inequalities” is the theme of GCAP Sri Lanka’s activities and campaigns. It takes all necessary steps to include marginalized and excluded communities, their voices and their demands as a part of its actions. These groups will be included in GCAP Sri Lanka’s divisional secretariat areas, districts, provincial and national structures. The coalition aims to develop and strengthen its networks and organizing structures to cover the entire country, including youth and women through the “Sustainable Development Youth Network of Sri Lanka” (SDGYNSL) and Sustainable Development Women Focal Points. GCAP Sri Lanka liaises with various academic and policy forums as well as professional associations to include them in planning and capacity-building processes.
To ensure the visibility and effectiveness of GCAP Sri Lanka’s perspectives and demands, communication is kept open with the SDG Consultative Committee in the Parliament of Sri Lanka, SDG Unit at Presidential secretariat, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs.SUNFO Peoples Movement holds the secretariat of GCAP Sri Lanka.
Activities on Inequalities:
Capacity building of over 5,000 social leaders of Youth and Women to take forward “People Rising Against Inequalities”.
Activities on SDGs:
GCAP Sri Lanka was part of theVoluntary People’s Report prepared by the larger civil society in response to the Voluntary National Review done by the government on SDGs. It undertook mobilization activities on the global day of action (anniversary of Agenda 2030 – September 2015) in 2017 and 2018.
The theme for this International Women’s Day 2021 was #ChooseToChallenge. It indicates that a “challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change. The coalitions published images from the IDW2021 below.
- Establishing “Sustainable Development Goals Youth Councils” in all Divisional Secretariat areas and link them with Divisional Secretaries to localize SDG action.
- Continuous representation at the Parliamentary Select Committee of SDGs.
- Continuous dialogues with SDG Policy planners including Presidential secretariat, Sustainable Development Ministry etc.