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The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are added the following fiscal year.

Displaying 47 Projects

Projects : Women's Political Participation

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2012

Strengthening Democracy and Development through Participation

Increasing women’s participation in public decision-making, increasing protection of religious freedom and improving accessibility and quality of reproductive health care.

Local Partners:

Association of Indonesian Women for Justice (LBH Apik); Center for Regional Studies and Information (Pattiro); Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA); Central Board of Aisyiyah (PPA); Community and Economic Development Study Foundation (YLP2EM); Fahmina Institute; Independent Citizen’s Partnership (Yasmib); Institute for the Study of Religion and Philosophy (LSAF); Paramadina Foundation; Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy; Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic Institute; Women’s Studies Center (PSW).

Total Expenditures: $209,218

Funding Sources:
Royal Netherlands Embassy, in Indonesia
2012

Women Parliamentary Candidates' Scoping Assessment

Conducting needs assessment of potential female members of parliament in the lead-up to the 2012 parliamentary election to determine capabilities and needs for effective campaigning.

Local Partners:

Alola Foundation; National University of Timor-Leste; National Parliament of Timor-Leste

Total Expenditures: $2,382

Funding Sources:
Australian Labor Party (ALP)
2010

Aurat Foundation

Increasing women’s participation in governance in KP and enabling women councilors to more actively and effectively participate in local decision making in Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi, Mansehra, and Haripur districts.

2010

Center for Political Studies, University of Indonesia (PUSKAPOL UI)

Strengthening the capacity of women-elected representatives; Developing reference materials, training newly-elected women parliamentarians, and facilitating networks for women-elected representatives.

2010

Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Cotton Plus

Participation by two women leaders in the “Vital Voices of Asia: Women’s Leadership" and “Women as an Economic Force”; “Safeguarding Women’s Human Rights: Combating Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking”; and “Women in Political Leadership: Fostering Good Governance and Transparency.”

2010

Lembaga Studi Kebijakan Publik (LSKP), Makassar

Strengthening the capacity of women-elected representatives in South Sulawesi; Training newly elected women parliamentarians and facilitating networks for women-elected representatives.

2010

The Center for Human Rights Studies, Airlangga University (PUSHAM UNAIR)

Strengthening the capacity of women-elected representatives in East Java; Training newly elected women parliamentarians, and facilitating networks for women-elected representatives.

2010

The Center for Women's Resources Development (PPSW)

Promoting grassroots civic participation by Acehnese women; Providing village women with basic knowledge about their rights as citizens; Developing village-level micro-credit groups for women, and supporting formation of district-level micro-finance institutions that are cooperatively run by women’s village groups.

2010

The True Partner of Indonesian Women (MISPI)

Strengthening the capacity of women-elected representatives in Aceh; Training newly elected women parliamentarians and facilitating networks for women-elected representatives.

2010

Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability

Advocacy campaign to decrease the male to female registration differentials in the Computerized National Identity Card program in model districts; Assessment study of male to female registration status and associated campaign with analysis of reasons for low registration among women.

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