IWDA is an Australia based organisation, resourcing diverse women’s rights organisations, primarily in Asia and the Pacific, and contributing to global feminist movements to advance our vision of gender equality for all.
VISION: Gender equality for all.
PURPOSE: To defend and advance the rights of diverse women and girls.
VALUES: Feminist, Accountable, Collaborative, Transformative.
OUR GOALS 2020-2023:
- Resource and contribute to resilient and vibrant feminist movements, primarily in the areas of freedom from violence and power, leadership and civic space
- Promote systemic change towards gender equality for all
- Build a resilient and relevant feminist organisation
We resource the work of diverse women’s rights organisations, enable them to be more effective by providing support that goes beyond money, and we make our own contributions to feminist movements through advocacy, knowledge creation and translation.
As part of this contribution, we take actions to decolonise our approach to feminism and development. We want to become the best at partnerships across the Majority and Minority worlds. This means we seek to understand and leverage our locational power so that we know when to:
STEP UP and use our power to leverage resources and access for women’s rights organisations, and make our own contribution to feminist movements
STAND WITH feminist movements in solidarity and amplify the work of global south actors
STEP BACK when others are better placed to take the lead
SIT WITH uncertainty, embrace communal learning and deep listening, and accept that time is needed to collectively discern the best course of action.
Our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan outlines a third way between the models of women’s funds and international development NGOs.
International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an Equal Opportunity exemption (H69/2022) that allows us to advertise for, request applications from, and engage people who identify as women only (including trans women). IWDA encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women with disabilities to apply. Any offer of engagement will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct.
Find the full position description for complete position context and focus here. Additional information about IWDA, our partners and the work we do can be found on our website (iwda.org.au). A copy of our 2023 Annual Report with full details about our work can be found here – Annual Reports | IWDA.