Gender Platform

Mobilizing capital to improve outcomes for women and girls

Our members include

Vision

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.

$100m

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

MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY

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

ASIA GENDER NETWORK

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.

ASIA GENDER NETWORK RESOURCES

Learn more about the Asia Gender Network

By AVPN

VPN Asia Gender Network - Who are we?

By AVPN

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

By AVPN

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

DEAL SHARE PLATFORM

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.

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

Fortify Rights: Reframing Rohingya Life

By Fortify Rights

Fortify Rights aims to reframe the story of the Rohingya from one of reliance and exclusion to one of hope by providing them with skills and equipment to document their lives.

Education, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

CorStone: Girls First

By CorStone

Girls First empowers marginalized adolescent girls in rural Bihar, India to improve their personal resilience, wellbeing and health, and to self-advocate for their health, education and gender rights.

Education, Gender, Health

Sunkrisps: Happy and Healthy Vegetable Snacks

By Sunkrisps

Sunkrisps is innovating healthy snack products from vegetables, with the nutrition preserved.

Agriculture, Gender, Nutrition

Glink Vietnam: Home-based Care and Telehealth Services

By Glink Vietnam

Glink provides health care services to the LGBTQIA+ community in Vietnam through a sustainable business model that effectively reaches high-HIV-risk populations with stigma-free, comprehensive care.

Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Prevention of Violence Against Women

By SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action)

This program aims to develop high‐impact strategies for primary prevention, ensure survivors’ access to protection and justice, empower women to claim their rights.

Gender

Research & Insights

Learn more about Gender Equality

Blogs

Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.

Gender

If We Are Not Talking About a Daughter’s Right to Inherit Land, We Are Missing Something Foundational

Gender

Supporting Women in Crisis and Conflict: 4 Lessons From Myanmar and Afghanistan

Gender

Listed Companies Can Benefit From Gender Equality in Vietnam

Gender

Unlocking the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs: An Interview with Adelle Odelia Tanuri

Education, Gender

The Role of Teachers in Preventing School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Empowering Women Communities During Times of Disempowering COVID-19

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Webinars

Deepen your understanding with webinars

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

Webinars

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

Webinars

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

Webinars

AVPN Webinar: Gender Lens Investing in Practice: Investment Showcase

Webinars

AVPN Webinar: Empowering Rural Women through Entrepreneurship and Political Leadership

News

What’s going on in the community

If We Are Not Talking About a Daughter’s Right to Inherit Land, We Are Missing Something Foundational

25 November 2021

It was my third meeting with a group of adolescent girls in Uttar Pradesh.  In our previous meeting we had discussed whether girls are able to assert inheritance rights in their parent’s property.  In that meeting the girls had decided to raise this with their mothers privately and humbly, and I was excited to hear their reports.

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350+

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