AVPN is happy to invite you to join the Open Call for Application Session for the Asia Gender Equality Fund on 19th January 2023 at 2pm SGT
Women Empowerment specifically in the Asia Pacific region has always suffered due to social and cultural barriers, threats to their security, and discriminatory policies. The Asia Gender Equality Fund is a landmark initiative catalyzed by AVPN with support from Fondation CHANEL, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Target Foundation and members of AVPN’s Asia Gender Network which will invest in women’s economic empowerment across the Asia Pacific region.
The USD $25million fund for the next 5 years will support local nonprofit organizations that are spearheading work towards strengthening resiliency and improving economic outcomes of women in marginalized and underserved communities in the Asia Pacific Region. The fund will help to scale up initiatives and solutions that help communities in these markets – China, Japan, South Korea, South Asia, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Mekong region, Philippines), Australia and New Zealand – to empower women-led and women-focused impact organisations.
If you are working in the following, but not limited to, impact areas:
- Providing Decent work opportunities for women
- Enabling and supporting Women’s Entrepreneurship
- Digital Inclusion
- Financial Inclusion
- Vocational & Life Skills Acquisition
- Access to Markets
- Access to Education
- Access to affordable child/elderly care
We invite you to learn more about the fund and find out how you can unlock it to support your work on 19th January 2023 at 2pm SGT (GMT+8).