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Deals on Gender Equality

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Roots of Health, Philippines

Clinical Reproductive Health Service Delivery

Address high rates of teen pregnancy and HIV in the Philippines by supporting women and young people through comprehensive contraceptive counselling and free high-quality clinical services.

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Breakthrough, India

Adolescent Empowerment

Reduce gender-based violence by transforming underlying cultural norms that perpetuate discrimination against women and girls.

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MBAPF, Myanmar

Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation

Equips women with skills through IT training, leadership and job skills, and opportunities to engage in critical public discussion.

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Good Financial, Hong Kong

Love Your Loan

Provide ethical, low-interest digital loans to women migrant workers who have no bank account and savings.

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Dao Ethical Gifts, Thailand

Empowering Women Survivors

Identify women living in slums and construction site camps, and empower them to become producers of ethical corporate gifts.

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Find out how leading practitioners are adopting innovative approaches to support women and girls

How grantmakers are adopting unique funding models

To empower women and girls in their communities, effective and accountable philanthropy has the potential to overturn traditional power dynamics and drive gender equality from the ground up.

Resources

  • CASE STUDY

    Putting Girls Front and Center: Empower’s Girls Advisory Council Shapes a Better Future

  • ARTICLE

    4 reasons why grantmakers need feedback to create meaningful change

  • CASE STUDY

    Above and Beyond a Grantmaking Exercise: How an Evolving Partnership Can Create Better Futures for Girls in Cambodia

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How impact and institutional investors reap returns

There are 61.3M women across ASEAN who own and operate businesses. Yet, women-owned businesses often lag behind male-owned enterprises in terms of size, and productivity with little potential for further expansion. Gender Lens Investing can bust the myth that creating value in business demands a compromise in financial returns.

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Why gender equality makes good business sense

Companies that commit to strong internal gender equality and continuous operational improvements will be superior business performers, both financially and socially. In fact, fully closing gender gaps in workplaces would add up to $28 trillion in global annual GDP by 2025.

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  • ARTICLE

    Five Takeaways for Corporates from the AVPN Virtual Conference 2020

  • PARTNER RESOURCE

    Analysis of COVID-19 & Implications for Women Economic Empowerment

  • PARTNER RESOURCE

    Attitudes to equality: Understanding social norms, perceptions and practices around gender in Southeast Asia

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How to build the capacity of social entrepreneurs and investors alike

While women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in Asia, they tend to have less access to financial resources. Intermediaries and capacity builders have a huge role to play in bridging this gender financing gap.

Resources

  • ARTICLE

    3 Ways Entrepreneur Support Organisations can Close the Gender Financing Gap

  • ARTICLE

    India in the Time of COVID-19: How Women in Local Governance Can Make a Difference

  • WEBINAR

    Strengthening Incubators and Accelerators across Southeast Asia

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How grantmakers are adopting unique funding models

To empower women and girls in their communities, effective and accountable philanthropy has the potential to overturn traditional power dynamics and drive gender equality from the ground up.

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How impact and institutional investors reap returns

There are 61.3M women across ASEAN who own and operate businesses. Yet, women-owned businesses often lag behind male-owned enterprises in terms of size, and productivity with little potential for further expansion. Gender Lens Investing can bust the myth that creating value in business demands a compromise in financial returns.

List of members

Why gender equality makes good business sense

Companies that commit to strong internal gender equality and continuous operational improvements will be superior business performers, both financially and socially. In fact, fully closing gender gaps in workplaces would add up to $28 trillion in global annual GDP by 2025.

Resources

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List of members

How to build the capacity of social entrepreneurs and investors alike

While women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in Asia, they tend to have less access to financial resources. Intermediaries and capacity builders have a huge role to play in bridging this gender financing gap.

Resources

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GENDER EQUALITY

Find out how you can empower women and girls for a more equitable world

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Gender Smart Investing

The US$4.5t opportunity Singapore can leverage

By Singapore Business Review | Many funders are not yet fully present in the continuum of capital to address gender inequality. Innovative financing mechanism - designed with a gender lens - are emerging as powerful tools to address the funding gap.

Gender Smart Investing

UN-backed boost for women-run businesses in the developing world

Many women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal savings goals.

Special highlights

  • Industry News

    None of us will gender parity in our lifetimes

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    $150M Women’s Entrepreneurship Investment

  • Industry News

    Impact Investing Trends in 2019 Include Greater Focus on Gender

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    AVPN CEO selected as Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen


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    Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth: Helping Garment Workers Get Paid More Reliably and Safely

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    Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Dalberg Advisors: Research collaboration to explore entrepreneurial solutions to advance the lives of women in Southeast Asia

  • AVPN Spotlight

    AVPN Chief Partnerships Officer participated in UN Women Asia-Pacific panel at Beijing25 Ministerial Conference

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    Ginkgo Fellows in COVID-19 Relief Action: practical advice to pregnant and postpartum women and hospitals in epidemic areas


  • Industry News

    Funds are recognising their biases against women

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