An awareness program on women contribution for the development was organized to the citizen forum members in the fisher cooperative society center on 29 August 2014 in Trincomalee district. Madam Vasanthi Jeyaraj who is the Rural Women Development Officer in the local government participated to the program as the resource person.
She shared the knowledge about many areas related to the women’s involvement of the development in the country. There was a discussion about what the responsibilities of man for developing the woman of the society. There are 52 percentages of the women in the population in the country. Women contributes by 5 percent to the development in different ways such as working overseas, working in garment sector as well as in the tea state sector in the country.