1. What is SAWF?
South Asia Women’s Fund, SAWF, is a philanthropic institution dedicated to human rights of women in the region. At present our focus countries are: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
2.Does it give funds?
SAWF is a donor organization, and provides both fiscal and technical support to women’s organizations in the social justice sector. It is in the process of finalizing its grant-making strategy, which will be announced at the earliest.
3. Who are its members?
SAWF is registered as a not-for-profit limited company in Sri Lanka, and its Directors are drawn from across the region, including social activists, professionals and corporate leaders, concerned with the human rights of women.
4. If it makes grants, why does it fund-raise?
SAWF was formed in response to our concern about the low level of philanthropic giving to support work on human rights of women. It fund raises to ensure the largest possible support to women’s groups, and for the building of regional and national women’s human rights movements. It also actively advocates the women’s rights agenda amongst donors to raise.
5. Can I become a member of SAWF?
The members of SAWF are selected and appointed by its Board of Directors, and there is no open membership process. You may volunteer with SAWF and donate to it, to build its capacity to support women in South Asia.
6. How can I support women in South Asia through it?
SAWF believes in and accepts all the three ‘Ts” of philanthropy- Time, Talent and Treasure. You can support women’s human rights, by making donation or volunteering with SAWF. If you want to make a donation, click here, if you want to volunteer, click here.
7. Can I ask for grants from SAWF?
If you are working to secure women’s human rights, you may make a grant request. Please make sure you have read our grant-making strategy carefully before you apply to us.