Who We Are

 
 
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Our Vision

IFUW advocates for women’s rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality secondary and tertiary education, and training up to the highest levels. Our vision is 100% of girls…IFUW-Read-More2

 
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Our Story

When Dean Virginia Gildersleeve, Professor Caroline Spurgeon and Rose Sidgwick sat together in 1918 and conceived the idea of a worldwide organisation uniting university women, they were convinced…IFUW-Read-More2

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Our Leadership

The IFUW General Assembly is held every three years. It is the governing body of IFUW, and elects IFUW’s Board of Officers and Committee Conveners and members. The triennial conference…IFUW-Read-More2

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Our Staff

IFUW has a small and dedicated team that serves its members and works on programmes and advocacy...IFUW-Read-More2

 

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Our Members

Independent membership opens IFUW’s international network to women graduates from countries where there is not yet an IFUW affiliate and to women graduates who do not wish to…IFUW-Read-More2

 

What We Do

 
 
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Grants & Fellowships

Education is the key to gender equality, economic promotion, better health and much more besides. Access to secondary, tertiary and continuing education is, however, still a distant dream for millions of girls and women...IFUW-Read-More2

 
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Policy & Advocacy 

Education, both formal and informal, underpins effective change. IFUW encourages graduate women to use their expertise to bring about change, with particular reference to the education of girls, adult literacy…IFUW-Read-More2

 

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Projects 

Olympes de la Parole

“Olympes de la Parole”, now run in several countries, is based on a highly successful model launched by the French Association of University Women (AFFDU) in 2000…IFUW-Read-More2

 

 

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Where We Work

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