PAWA is a UK-registered charity and is professionally managed by a dedicated group of volunteers.

PAWA focuses on a single purpose: to support underprivileged teenage girls’ education in Asia.

PAWA raises funds and supports small grassroots charitable projects that empower women through education.

Educating teenage girls is the most effective way to fight poverty. Schooling is a precondition for girls and women to stand-up against injustice and for women to be integrated into society and the economy. Gender-equality is not only a moral and human rights issue but the key to sustainable Socio-economic development. Exclusion of women from economic life inevitably affects the prosperity of society as a whole.

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has four goals which PAWA’s projects help realise: gender equality and quality education, ending poverty and ending hunger.

  • Women and girls suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Education is a precondition for girls and women to stand up against injustice and for women to be integrated into society and the economy.
  • Gender equality is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
  • A considerable portion of people living below the poverty line is in Southern Asia. Educating teenage girls is the most effective way to fight poverty.
  • Two-thirds of the population in the world that suffers from poverty and hunger resides in Asia. Providing girls with equal access to education will fuel sustainable economies, fight hunger and benefit societies and humanity.

PAWA’s supporters are women and men of diverse backgrounds who have links or interests in Asia.  PAWA Trustees and members of the PAWA Committees use their in-depth knowledge of Asia to identify and vet charities and projects to support.

Where We Work

PAWA covers 32 Asian countries and regions that extend from Japan to Iran and Central Asia to Indonesia.

Map of where PAWA works

 

 

Everyone at PAWA is a volunteer: from our Board of Trustees and Committees to our dedicated team who keep the organisation running. PAWA Team