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


A large number our members are moving capital towards work that improves outcomes for women and girls


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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.

Digital Inclusion for Young Aspirants in India

By Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare

Anudip works to train women and place them into suitable jobs. Anudip proposes to digitally skill 10,000 marginalized women in the FY 2023-2025, and provide employability to at least 70% of them.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Sundarbans Mother & Child Healthcare: Reduce Anaemia among Children and Women

By Sundarban Social Development Centre (SSDC)

SSDC works in Sundarbans – one of the most isolated, ecologically sensitive, backward tribal belts to address anaemia and malnutrition in children, young girls and women.

Gender, Health, Nutrition

Reduction of Anaemia among Women and Children in India

By Bihar Voluntary Health Association (BHVA)

BHVA aims to improve nutritional status and reduce anaemia among women and adolescent girls (13-49 yrs of age) by community based interventions through its network of volunteers.

Gender, Health, Nutrition

Liberty Society: Goods & Gifts for both People and Planet

By Liberty Society

Liberty Society is a social enterprise of eco-friendly & impactful B2B goods & gifts that empowers marginalized women. We partner with brands & corporates to meet the SGDs with their product purchases.

Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

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

Research & Insights

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Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.

Employability, Gender

Embracing Youth Participatory Approaches: Our Learnings Along the Way

Climate Action and Environment, Gender

At COP27, a Call to Root Climate Action and Justice in Land Rights for Women and Rural Communities


Immersive Podcast Series Tackles an Emerging and Growing Form of Violence: The Online Sexual Exploitation of Children


Sharpening the Focus on Gender Lens Investing

Climate Action and Environment, Employability, Gender

SDG Progress Continues to Stall in Asia-Pacific following COVID-19

Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

G20 Impact Day: Partner Consultation



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

Embracing Youth Participatory Approaches: Our Learnings Along the Way

14 November 2022

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At the heart of the AVPN are its member organisations. We actively invite you to apply below for one of the three membership tiers.


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