IWDA partners with others in the Asia Pacific region to advance women’s human rights. We stand up for women and girls by tackling issues of power, money and security.
IWDA takes a rights-based, feminist approach to our work. We drive action – action to break down the structural barriers to women’s full equality.
We work with local partner organisations across Asia Pacific, because we know that local knowledge drives long-term solutions.
This year all funds raised through Run Melbourne are tied to our partner West ‘Are’Are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA).
When supporting WARA, every dollar has an amplified impact due to the nature of an Australian Government grant.
WARA is a voluntarily run rural-based women’s organisation for women of West 'Are ‘Are in southern Malaita, Solomon Islands. Supported since 2008 by IWDA, WARA runs a savings and loans club for its members. WARA’s aim is to empower and equip its women members with skills, knowledge and wisdom and enable them to participate fully in decision-making on issues that affect their lives and those of their families and communities. WARA promotes self-reliance and rural economic empowerment for its 1000 plus members.