Asia Gender Network's Trailblazing Principles for Gender Equality
One of the AGN’s key goals is to drive new and incremental capital towards programs which enable gender equality. In recognition of this, the AGN embarked upon defining a set of standardised principles and guidance for philanthropic givers to incorporate gender equality into their activities.
The principles developed are meant to serve as a guiding structure, helping philanthropic givers make gradual but intentional progress towards giving with a gender lens, regardless of their starting points.
Despite its criticality, gender equity is severely underfunded in Asia
Women and girls in Asia experience development challenges more acutely
Gender equality and women’s leadership are critical to development progress in Asia
Yet, the focus on gender in financing for development is highly inadequate
USD 4.5 trillion
Up to 55%
Embedding a gender lens in philanthropy can exist along four dimensions
Does your organisation have good gender practices?
What is the funding for?
Who do you fund?
How do you fund?
Across these dimensions, we are defining a set of principles that could guide philanthropic giving in Asia
How do you benefit from becoming a signatory of the Principles?
Guidance Rooted in Asian Insights
AVPN’s tailored principles, shaped by our members for our region’s distinct challenges and opportunities.
Building a Philanthropic Foundation: Your Guide
We guide your gender-lens journey at every step, from start to advanced.
Complementing tools by adding a gender lens to philanthropy, addressing the gender gap.
Unlocking Gender Data: Tackling Market Challenges
Committed to transparency, we’ll provide current data on our progress and reveal market gender gaps.
Customised Signatory Experiences: Embracing Diversity
Valuing each signatory, we’ll tailor the Principles to fit your organisation’s context.
Dynamic Collaborative Principles
As a collaborative hub, AVPN ensures signatories can regularly give feedback to refine our principles.
Be a catalyst for change, empower gender equality
Frequently Asked Questions
Launched by the Asia Gender Network (AGN) at the B20 2022, the Principles are a set of guidelines designed to guide gender intentionality within philanthropic giving. For detailed information on the Asia Gender Network, refer here.
To become a signatory to the Principles, each organisation needs to fill out this brief form annually and share information on the following: organisational gender practices, funding going towards initiatives supporting women and girls, funding going to women-led organisations, and gendered considerations as part of the funding or programme delivery process.
- Your organisation’s latest annual report
- Contact details of one personnel who will oversee liaison for the Principles
As the form seeks to capture where organisations are currently placed in incorporating gender considerations across its giving, there is no expectation for all the fields to be completed. A detailed step-by-step guide can be found here (link to PDF file hosted on site). Data will be requested on an annual basis for benchmarking and analysis purposes.