Asian Women's Leadership Organizations

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Asian University for Women
The Asian University for Women seeks to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service oriented leaders, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable human and economic development in Asia and across the globe.

Contact: 20/A M.M. Ali Road
, Chittagong, Bangladesh;; +880-31285-4980

Aurat Foundation
The Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation is a civil society organization working for women’s empowerment and citizen’s participation in governance for creating a socially just, democratic and humane society in Pakistan.

Contact: House # 12, Street No.12, F-7/2, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan;; 051-2608-9568

The Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics 
CAPWIP is a regional organization dedicated to promoting equal participation of women in politics and decision-making. CAPWIP supports its network through technical assistance in organizational and program planning, training, research and information sharing.

Contact: Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP), 4227-4229 Tomas Claudio Street
Baclaran, Paranaque City 1700, Philippines;; 632-851-6934

Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action
Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA) is a women’s human rights organization that empowers women to articulate, demand and access their human rights by enhancing women’s leadership and building networks at the local, regional and international levels.

Contact: 7 Mathura Road, 2nd Floor, Jangpura B, New Delhi 110014, India; 91 11 2437-7707;

DidiBahini is a non-profit non-governmental organization established with the goal of facilitating gender mainstreaming into the development process in Nepal.

Contact: GPO Box 13568, Sinamangal, Tara Marg — 9, KMC, Nepal;; 00977-1-4482653

Ewha Womans University
Ewha is a private women’s university in Seoul, South Korea. Ewha provides women with opportunities for modern education and allows them to recognize their value and rights as human beings.

Contact: 11-1 Daehyun-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul 120-750, Korea;; +82-23277-2114

Forum for Women, Law and Development
The Forum for Women, Law and Development is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women in Nepal and protect and promote human rights through research and public education, advocacy, legal aid and litigation.

Contact: 72 Adarsh Marg, P.O. Box 26538 Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal; 977-1-424-2683

Indonesia Women’s Coalition
The Indonesian Women’s Coalition for Justice and Democracy, or the Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia (KPI), is the largest women membership civil society organization in Indonesia. The Indonesian Women’s Coalition aims to bring about equality and justice between men and women as befits a just, democratic, prosperous and civilized society.

Contact: Jl Siaga I No. 2B RT/RW.003/05, Pejaten Barat, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan, 12510, Indonesia;; 021-7918-3221

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific
International Women’s Rights Action Watch – Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) is a non-profit international women’s organization based in the South.  It promotes the domestic implementation of international human rights standards by building the capacity of women and human rights advocates to claim and realize women’s human rights.

Contact: 10-2, Jalan Bangsar Utama 9, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; (603) 2282-2255;

Korean Institute for Women and Politics
KIWP is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that aims for a greater inclusion of women in politics by taking into account the obstacles facing women’s political participation.

Contact: 1910 Korea Business Center 309, Gangnam Street, Seocho-Gu, Seoul, 137-860, South Korea;; 82-23474-0738

Miriam College
Miriam College, by integrating the work of education with the life of faith, develops persons, particularly girls and young women, to build the Filipino nation.

Contact: Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines;; +63-2580-5400

Mongolian Women’s Federation
The main objective of the Mongolian Women’s Federation is to protect women’s basic rights and interests regardless of ideology, socio-economic status, religion, nationality, and to coordinate efforts by member organizations to form unified women’s and public opinion on state and government policy regarding gender issues and projects.

Contact: Mongolian Women’s Federation Chingis Avenue, Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia;; 976-11-328-336

Sisters in Islam
Sisters in Islam (SIS) is an organization of Muslim women in Malaysia which seeks to articulate women’s rights in Islam by emphasizing the need to interpret the Qur’an and the hadith in their proper historical and cultural contexts. SIS works in the areas of research, advocacy, legal reform and services, public education and publications.

Contact: No. 4 Jalan 11/ 8E 46200 Petaling Jaya., Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia;; +603-7930-3357