Who We Are

Our Vision

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 and women in the world achieving education beyond primary school…

 

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Our Story

When Dean Virginia Gildersleeve, Professor Caroline Spurgeon and Rose Sidgewick sat together in 1918 and conceived the idea of a worldwide organisation uniting university women, they were convinced that by fostering friendship and understanding…

 

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Our Manifestos

Recognising that completion of primary school is not of itself sufficient to prepare and equip girls and women with the skills and knowledge they need to realise their full personal, academic and professional potential, GWI promotes through its manifestos four post-primary steps of education: secondary education; tertiary education; continuing education; and non-traditional education….

 

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Our Leadership

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GWI Board

GWI’s Board of Officers and Committee Convenors are elected every three years by GWI members at the General Assembly…Read More

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General Assembly

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… Read More

 

Committees

The Fellowships Committee reviews applications for GWI fellowships and grants and selects the candidates to be recommended to the GWI Board… Read More

 

Constitution

GWI Constitution and by-laws (May 2015)

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Our Staff

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

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Our Membership

 

Where We Work

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Independent Members

Why become an independent member?

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 join a national group…Read More

 

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Regional Groups

GWI’s seven regional groups offer members opportunities to exchange ideas and work together with members from nearby countries, experiencing the international aspect of GWI membership, while drawing on similar geographical, cultural and historical backgrounds. The regional groups organise conferences, seminars, friendship visits, and joint projects on issues of common concern…Read More

 

GWI’s office is relocating to another Geneva location on 16 August.  For a few days, we will have limited access to our emails, telephone and website. We appreciate your understanding during this time of positive change. We will be back to normal working conditions on Monday, 21 August.

 

Thank you, GWI Staff.

 

Les bureaux de GWI seront en cours de déménagement a Geneve le 16 Août. Pendant quelques jours, nous aurons un accès limité à nous emails, téléphone et site web. Nous vous remercions d’avance pour votre compréhension pendant ce changement. Nous serons de retour à la normale le lundi 21 Août.

 

Merci, l’équipe GWI.