Asian University for Women

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to educate and empower women who will become skilled and innovative professionals, service-orientated leaders in their businesses and communities, and promoters of sustainable development in Asia.

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Asian University for Women

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Social causes

Beneficiaries

SDGs covered

Endorsed by

Bloomberg

Market of Implementation

  • Afghanistan
  • , Bangladesh
  • , Bhutan
  • , Cambodia
  • , China
  • , India
  • , Indonesia
  • , Laos
  • , Malaysia
  • , Myanmar
  • , Nepal
  • , Pakistan
  • , Palestinian Territory
  • , Yemen
  • , Sri Lanka
  • , Syria
  • , Timor-Leste
  • , Vietnam

Problem

Women from marginalized communities across Asia face the triple burden of gender, poverty, and violence, reinforced generation after generation, through child marriages and other such predicaments. It is only when women from such communities emerge as their own leaders that this cycle can be broken. AUW is focused on developing the next generation of women leaders drawn from these communities who are equipped with the education, skills, and a widening support network that enable them to emerge as sovereign changemakers.

Solution

AUW recruits women from areas that are often overlooked and disempowered, where women are the first in their family to complete higher education. As they progress through their education and career, they will have greater income mobility and economic opportunities. As educated and economically empowered women, they become role models in their communities, as they exemplify how women’s positions in society can be strengthened, inspiring others to rethink their own journeys. We will build upon and solidify AUW’s prior grassroots social and economic empowerment experiences, with greater focus on recruiting, educating, and empowering daughters of microfinance borrowers. We will focus on 1) daughters of microfinance borrowers 2) women from remote mountainous tribal communities (eg Kachin in Myanmar) 3) industrial/agricultural workers.  

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