Who We Are

 
 
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GWI 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…Read More

 
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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…Read More

 Our Leadership

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

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GWI has a small and dedicated team that serves its members and works on programmes and advocacy…Read More

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

 

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…Read More

 
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Policy & Advocacy 

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

 

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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…Read More

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Events

GWI hosts multiple types of events throughout the year, both independently and in association with our National Federations and Associations (NFAs), as well as with other organisations and partners…Read More

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Policy Papers 

Recognising the many socio-cultural, legal and other challenges faced by girls and women worldwide, GWI identifies its position and makes recommendations for policy makers and other stakeholders on issues relating to education, gender and human rights…Read More

 

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