IWDA was founded in 1985 to advance the rights of women. Our purpose was to prioritise partnership and respect for women’s capacity, agency and human rights in all areas of development – priorities which remain at the core of our work today. Learn more about how we came to be, how we've evolved, and what we've achieved in the past 31 years.
We're the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality. We work in partnership with local women's rights organisations across the Asia Pacific region, raise awareness about issues impacting women, and collaborate on research, advocacy and policy at the national, regional and global level.
Looking forward, our work will need to navigate substantial change in the political, economic, social, technological and environmental spheres. Gender equality isn’t going to happen overnight – which is why our new strategic plan has a huge focus on long term, systemic change to the structures that perpetuate it.
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