International Women's Development Agency

International Women's Development Agency

International Women’s Development Agency is the only Australian agency run entirely by women, focusing on gender equality and women’s rights across Asia and the Pacific.

IWDA believes that women have the potential to transform their lives, their communities and the world. Yet women continue to face significant discrimination and barriers to decision-making on issues that affect their lives. Working in partnership with local women’s organisations toward our vision of a sustainable and just world for women, our practical and rights-based programs directly address poverty and oppression of women in Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Thai-Burma border. These projects are most effective because they are devised and managed by women who live and work in the communities.

Our programs address three key areas – women’s safety and security, women’s civil and political participation, and women’s economic empowerment and sustainable livelihoods.

Today, you can stand up for women’s rights and invest in equality. Your donation will directly help women empower themselves and their communities. Donate now.


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AUD $130

A Whole Month's Rent For The Palaung Wom...

Ethnic Palaung women from Burma are highly vulnerable to human trafficking and gender-based violence. Two centres in the Palaung areas of Burma pro... Read More

AUD $159

One Month Of On-The-Job Training For A W...

The Pacific Island states have the lowest rates of women's political representation in the world at 3.65%. Through ongoing broadcast training, ... Read More

AUD $200

A Scholarship For A Legal Officer To Bec...

Approximately 38% of women in Timor-Leste have experienced physical violence. Asisténsia Legál ba Feto no Labarik provides access to... Read More

AUD $256

One Day Training To Equip 20 Rural Women...

Over 64% of women in Solomon Islands experience violence at the hands of their intimate partner. In rural areas services to help respond to violenc... Read More