Asia Foundation’s Jane Sloane Wins University of Sydney’s Alumni Award for Service to Humanity

August 25, 2022 — The University of Sydney names The Asia Foundation’s Senior Director of the Women’s Empowerment Program, Jane Sloane as the recipient of the University of Sydney’s 2022 Alumni Award for Service to Humanity. The award recognizes the personal contributions of university alums who, through service or philanthropy, improve the lives of those in need.

Winner of the University of Sydney’s 2022 Alumni Award for Service to Humanity, Sloane works for the international non-profit organisation, The Asia Foundation. As Senior Director of its Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality Program, she and her colleagues support women to help broker peace agreements, to counter violent extremism and gain economic security and opportunities…

“The questions I kept asking were, ‘What about the women? How are women involved, how are we actually supporting women’s rights and empowerment?’” Sloane says.

“I needed to go deeper in understanding how different issues were affecting women directly. I also wanted to know what it meant to be advocating for gender equality, and to understand what really contributes to transformative change, in terms of realising women’s rights and gender equality and social inclusion.”

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