Organization

Women's Fund Asia

Colombo, WP, Sri Lanka | http://www.womensfundasia.org
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Joined in July 2018

About Us

Our Vision

Realising the human rights of women and trans* people in Asia.






Our Mission

Women’s Fund Asia works to nurture and lead feminist philanthropy in the region; to effectively mobilise resources to support individuals, groups and networks enabling their sustainability; and to strengthen partner capacities, leadership, advocacy and networks in the field.

Women’s Fund Asia is a regional women’s fund, committed to supporting women and trans* people led interventions to enhance and strengthen access to women’s and trans* people’s human rights. We envision a peaceful and egalitarian region in which women’s and trans* people’s participation, leadership and enjoyment of all their human rights is ensured and secure.

Our core mandate is to support women’s and trans* rights groups and activists in Asia, address the non-availability of resources for women's and trans* rights work in the region, and support strategies and interventions designed, implemented and led by women and trans* people.

We provide fiscal and technical support to our partners, working to advance women’s and trans* rights in their contexts. We aim to move towards developing a regional mandate, which is informed by national and sub-regional realities, and is responsive to the rights and needs of individual women or trans* people.






Our geographical scope includes the following countries in Asia

South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

South-East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam

East Asia: Mongolia


Since 2004, Women’s Fund Asia has supported around 200 initiatives in the region, ensuring human rights for a diverse cross-section of women and trans* people. This support has included technical support along with critical fiscal resources. We also foster effective programme designing and process-oriented strategies, towards rights based work and its sustainability.






Women’s Fund Asia’s programming

  • Promotes and supports the leadership of women and trans* people at all levels, particularly those who belong to marginalised communities
  • Enables a strong understanding of human rights and the rights-based approach among women and trans* rights activists and organisations in the region, which will inform programmatic intervention and implementation
  • Triggers greater cross-learning and exchange between women’s and trans* rights organisations and activists in the region


Our main office is in Sri Lanka, but we also have offices in India.

Our Vision

Realising the human rights of women and trans* people in Asia.






Our Mission

Women’s Fund Asia works to nurture and lead feminist philanthropy in the region; to effectively mobilise resources to support individuals, groups and…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Women

Location

  • 126 Polhengoda Road
    Colombo, WP 00600
    LK