Gender Platform

Mobilizing capital to improve outcomes for women and girls

Our members include


A more equitable world for women and girls in Asia

Advancing gender equality in Asia-Pacific could mean an additional US$4.5 trillion or 12% of the collective annual GDP. The pandemic, however, has amplified pre-existing gender gaps. On its current trajectory, it will now take 135.6 years to close the gender gap worldwide.

Among the most promising gender-sensitive approaches have been measures that prioritise women’s labour market participation, and support for sectors with larger female representation. Nonetheless, such policies will not prove sufficient on their own accord. They must be matched to corporate and political governance structures to ensure accountability diversity, equity, and inclusivity.


We aim to move $100 million USD towards positive outcomes for women and girls by 2030

What we do

Our members, with support from the AVPN team, work to

Mobilize financial, intellectual and human capital

Collaborate across markets and sectors to leverage best practices

Inspire other funders to support gender equality and SDG 5 solutions


Over 350 of our members are moving capital towards work that improves outcomes for women and girls


Closing the gender gap in Asia

The first ever pan-Asian network aims to mobilize capital to close the gender gap in Asia. We are committed to big change that will help transform the trajectory of women’s issues in Asia. Discover how we work to empower women in the region.


Learn more about the Asia Gender Network


VPN Asia Gender Network - Who are we?


Conversations in the Asia Gender Network | ft. Shinta Kamdani & Renyung Ho


Conversations in the Asia Gender Network | ft. Shinta Dhanuwardoyo & Radhika Bharat Ram


Deals on gender equality

Support and scale high-impact solutions that have been endorsed by AVPN members. When you click through, you will be prompted to login as a member.

Women’s Aid Organisation: Foremost Women’s Advocacy in Malaysia

By Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

Women’s Aid Organisation is Malaysia’s foremost provider of crisis services, advocacy and capacity building for women and girls, with the goal of achieving gender equality and ending gender-based violence on women and girls.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Street Business School: Southeast Asia Immersion Workshop for Entrepreneurship Training

By Street Business School

Street Business School (SBS) plans to certify 8-10 organisations serving people in extreme poverty in South East Asia to provide SBS entrepreneurship training to up to 3,600 women in their communities.

Education, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Hagar International: Improving Livelihoods for Vulnerable Women in Vietnam through Microloans

By Hagar International

Hagar International is providing vulnerable women in Vietnam access to economic empowerment opportunities; awareness of gender-based violence, gender equality and their rights; and increased voice in their community.

Agriculture, Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Bullyid: Supporting Victims and survivors of Cyber Bullying and Violence in Indonesia

By Bullyid Indonesia

The Bullyid App has digitally benefitted over 48,750+ Indonesians by providing psychological and legal support to victims and survivors of harassment and cyber violence.

Education, Gender, Health

Red Dot: Safecity Platform to combat Gender-based Violence in India

By Red Dot Foundation

Red Dot Foundation has developed Safecity, a crowdmap platform in India for anonymous reporting of sexual and Gender-Based Violence (GBV), making it more visible by bridging the data gap that exists in official statistics.


Suvita: Providing Immunisation and Antenatal Care Reminders for Caregivers and Children

By Suvita

Suvita’s SMS Reminders project aims to save infants and maternal lives in the Maharashtra state, in India, by sending curated text reminders to low-income pregnant women, who visited a Primary Health Centre.

Gender, Health

Bali WISE: Empowering Women & Girls through Hospitality Training

By R.O.L.E. Foundation: Bali WISE

BaliWISE is empowering poor, marginalised, and at-risk girls and young women through increasing their access to skilled employment. From our programmes, about 120 students graduate annually, with 90% finding fair-wage jobs.

Education, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Landcent (China): Fighting Malaria and Infectious Diseases

By Landcent (China) Industrial & Development Co. Ltd.

Landcent (China) fights malaria by developing next generation vector control products. Our products will be used across malaria endemic countries, with primary beneficiaries being children under 5 and women.

Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Research & Insights

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Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.


Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace: The 5 Ps Businesses Need to Act On


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Arts and Culture, Education, Employability, Gender, Health

Addressing Critical Needs Through Innovative Social Impact Solutions in India


Can Economic Empowerment of Women Combat Human Trafficking?


India’s Female Workforce Participation: What We Can Do to Improve It


Three Strategy Tools to Improve Gender Lens Investing (GLI) Practices



Deepen your understanding with webinars

Discover our Sustainability Dialogues and cross-sector discussions by Asian leaders on gender issues.


Advancing the Growth of Women-Led SMEs in Philippines: A Gender Lens in Policy & Investment


AVPN Webinar: Opportunities in Gender Lens Investing: Investment Showcase Indonesia


AVPN Webinar: Opportunities in Gender Lens Investing to Drive Economic Growth in Indonesia


AVPN Webinar: Gender Lens Investing in Practice: Investment Showcase


What’s going on in the community

Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace: The 5 Ps Businesses Need to Act On

10 March 2022

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Members of AVPN are committed to moving capital towards positive outcomes for women and girls