AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Gender Platform

Mobilizing capital to improve outcomes for women and girls

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The gender platform

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Asia Gender Network

Gender Lens Giving Principles

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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.

HOT-Open Mapping Hub (Asia- Pacific): Transforming Disaster Response, Humanitarian Action and Community Development through Open Source Technologies and Maps

By Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) - Open Mapping Hub-Asia Pacific

HOT unifies global mapping volunteers who create and maintain free, open-source maps to support community development and humanitarian aid that enable faster and more effective response efforts.

Climate Action and Environment, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Shelter Associates: Solutions to transform lives of Urban Poor in India

By Shelter Associates

Shelter Associates (SA) a non-profit collective founded by architects, has provided low-cost data-driven Housing and sanitation solutions to 5 lakh slum-dwellers in India.

Affordable Housing, Gender, Governance, Health, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Climate Change & Sustainable Agriculture

By Santo Sunset Environment Network

Implementing Vanuatu’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by risk-informing, enabling and empowering community leaders and local level government to better design, plan and implement climate smart agriculture in indigenous villages

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Gender

Community Sports Program (CSP)

By Pro Sport Development

The CSP uses sport and physical activity in school settings in Odisha, India to aid the holistic development of young people from marginalized communities and empower them as gender-sensitive leaders.

Education, Gender, Health

Udayan Care: Holistic Development for Children and Youth in India

By Udayan Care

Family strengthening for holistic development of children and youth in difficult circumstances. Group homes for children without parental care, family strengthening, skilling, education, employability

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


By LK Domain Registry

“Hithawathi” (Your Confidante) is a social empowerment initiative driven by Lanka Domain Registry, aimed at promoting cyber safety in Sri Lanka, with a particular focus on females and children.

Education, Gender

Rescue of Survivors of Human Trafficking

By Vihaan

Through this project, we remove victims from situations of human trafficking and other forms of abuse & exploitation to safe and secure spaces facilitating their development to the fullest potential.

Gender, Governance, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Strengthen Vulnerable Families, Children

By Miracle Foundation India

Provide holistic development to 26,000 children, youth & families (needs-based) through prevention & reintegration with a focus on family strengthening and family-based alternative care.

Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Research & Insights

Learn more about Gender Equality


Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.


Creating a Sustainable Future for Businesses With Gender Equality Mainstreaming

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Funding Field Catalysts from Origins to Revolutionising the World

Education, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

The Power of Young People

Gender, Health

Driving Prevention of Cervical Cancer for Foreign Domestic Workers From the Philippines and Indonesia

Gender, Health

Why Gender Mainstreaming and Health Systems Strengthening is Important for International Eye Health Development

Agriculture, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Making Women Visible in Indonesia’s Farming Sector



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

Creating a Sustainable Future for Businesses With Gender Equality Mainstreaming

20 July 2023

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