April 11, 2011
April 5, 2011
The Women's Regional Network plans to build the necessary relationships, networks and influence to ensure women's concerns and voices are included in the highest levels of dialogue. This project proposes to hold a Women's Regional Summit within the next 12-18 months to bring women leaders from South Asia together with women advocates and supporters from around the world. The focus of this effort is to forge enduring and productive relationships among women in South Asia; identify shared concerns and challenges; engage a network of global champions who support these women to meet their personal and organizational challenges with greater resiliency.
In meetings with leading women policy makers and heads of women's civil society organizations in the region, as well as with international agencies focused on women in these countries, it became clear that a network dedicated to bringing women's concerns and voices to the policy discussions in the region was an essential and, as yet, an unmet need.