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Meet the grantees advancing gender justice in Asia and the Pacific

 

 

 

 

PHOTO BY: Women Is A Nation, Pakistan

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN)​

NEPAL

 

NIDWAN works for the most marginalised group of young indigenous women with disabilities to protect and promote their social, cultural, economic, educational, environmental and sports rights to make a just, fair, inclusive and equitable society for ALL.

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Black Pearl Rugby League Safe House​

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 

Black Pearl is a Rugby League Safe House that was created for females below the age of 30 living in the notorious 2 Mile settlements of the Moresby South Electorate, Port Moresby, PNG. The organisation was an initiative to provide an equal platform for women living in the settlements to participate in the sport Rugby League and a driving force to create change in the mindsets of young women to live a more meaningful life with added value despite the everyday struggles and challenges. Black Pearl is not just a Rugby League Club but also a Safe House , it is a place of freedom where each woman can be themselves and to freely express themselves.

Black Pearl Rugby League Safe House​

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

People's Ultimate League (PUL)​

INDIA

 

People’s Ultimate League (PUL), is a grassroots initiative aimed at persons who have traditionally been discouraged from sport. The PUL’s approach is based on “Ultimate Frisbee”, a mixed-gendered, self-refereed, low-contact, team sport played in over 85 countries. Unlike other sports that have separate divisions for men and women, in Ultimate Frisbee all players play together, irrespective of their gender identity. With one of its three leaders identifying as non-binary, PUL strives to take the sport beyond the binary genders, and engage with transgender communities, non-binary and gender-fluid persons, as well as others who fall under the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

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Chitral Women's Sports Club​

PAKISTAN

 

Chitral Women’s Sports Club is an NGO that works to create a safe environment for young Chitrali girls to engage in sporting activities.

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PAKISTAN

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Vientiane Lions Rugby Club

LAOS

Vientiane Lions is a rugby club based in Vientiane, Laos led by young women providing opportunities for all to play sport.

Vientiane Lions Rugby Club

LAOS

Apelu Sports​

SAMOA

 

Apelu Sports is a woman led and women staffed sports service organisation in Samoa, with a spotlight focus on gender equality and safeguarding women, girls, children and persons with disabilities.

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Rupantaran Foundation​

INDIA

 

Rupantaran works with adolescent & young girls in 29 remote villages of the Sunderbans delta region, a highly marginalized area, prone to disasters, and with very high levels of gender inequality. In this context, Rupantaran creates spaces free from discrimination, where they advocate for equity, and promote the participants to act against the injustice, challenging societal norms that playgrounds and the outdoors belong to boys, and restoring girls’ right to play, impacting their confidence.

Rupantaran Foundation​

INDIA

SHAKHI 'Friends of Women'​

NEPAL

 

SHAKHI 'Friends of Women' is a grassroots organization in Nepal led and managed by a group of young women committed to the development and empowerment of women,  girls,  and children of marginalized and vulnerable communities. SHAKHI enhances girls’ capacities to defend themselves through sports like karate, self-defense, and football.

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Sport for Creating Pathways Japan

JAPAN

 

Sport for Creating Pathways Japan was founded in 2020 by three former professional women’s football players from Japan and aims to create a diverse society using the power of sports in which everyone can fully choose to be who they are and what they want to be regardless of gender, sexuality, different abilities, income, race, and nationality. They aim to explore the potential of sport in life-skills education, to support the development of young practitioners who can use the power of sport to transform societies, and to further educate on gender and sexuality-related issues for social inclusion.

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CIRCLE The wing of young feminist team

 

SRI LANKA

CIRCLE The wing of young feminist team

SRI LANKA

 

CIRCLE is a powerful vibrant team of young feminists from Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, who's main goal is for emerging young feminist leaders to build their leadership and enhancing the competency, vibrancy and capacity to lead inclusive and sustainable development process. They are continuously working towards the eradication of all forms of violence against women girls and Children. For this, they use sports and games such as cricket, basketball, and  chess to raise awareness on gender equality among the youth. Currently, CIRCLE focuses on the main thematic areas of gender equality, women in leadership, Covid-19 pandemic responses, women's economic empowerment, and knowledge co production and co creation.

Women is a Nation Welfare Organization​

PAKISTAN

 

Women is a Nation Welfare Organization is based in Pakistan and guided by the principle ‘education for everyone’. It gathers drop-out and non-school-attending girls and women under one platform through which they strengthen their personal and professional capacities. So far, WIN has supported approximately 4500 girls and women with free schooling, workshops, training sessions, and seminars for its team. WIN believes in the power of sports and uses them as a tool to educate and empower girls.

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