• 2014 Workshop Group
    2014 Workshop Group
  • Scientist For A Day
    Scientist For A Day
  • Basic Computer Class
    Basic Computer Class

GWI (Former IFUW) calls attention to teacher shortage on World Teachers' Day 2014 

On World Teachers' Day 2014GWI (Former IFUW) urged all governments and education sectors to immediately develop and implement concrete legislative and policy action to address the looming qualified teacher shortage - a significant, global challenge that threatens long-term sustainable development across all sectors. Ensuring a constant supply of qualified and motivated teachers is a critical step to combat the staggering global illiteracy rates, especially in girls and women, who account for two thirds of the world's 774 million illiterate." 

23 May 2014 

Update from APEC Beijing 

Recently Irene was invited by APEC WEF (Beijing) in May 2014. In this event, Irene has presented a community project, which promotes UWAS' mission. Her presentation was well received and has encouraged people with same passion to consider collaborating with us on the project. In fact 3 economies from APEC have already expressed interest to work with UWAS to benefit the under-privileged children in their countries. UWAS will be rolling this out in Singapore as soon as talks with another Singapore based NGO is finalised.

Please click here to find more details about the presentation.

GWI (Former IFUW) publishes article on the education of indigenous women in World Pulse

GWI (Former IFUW) Lorraine Mangwiro's recent article for World Pulse examined the current challenges facing indigenous girls and women in accessing education. National statistics expose the gravely concerning status quo with regard to literacy rates, where in Mexico, illiteracy amongst indigenous peoples is five time higher than the non-indigenous population. Indigenous girls and women are particularly affected by illiteracy; in Ecuador 40% of indigenous, rural women are illiterate compared to 20% of illiterate men, while in Peru, indigenous women represent 75% of the illiterate population. Gender norms and traditions as well as geographical obstacles are amongst the barriers to accessing quality education for indigenous girls and women. Non-traditional means of education can help tackles these barriers, including by utilising appropriate technology and teaching messages.


Graduate Women International (GWI)’s Opportunities for UWAS members:

1.     International internships at GWI Geneva or other GWI offices worldwide for women undergraduates. Those interested in interning with GWI in Geneva, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as we will be able to support your application.  You can also check out the GWI facebook page for detail.


2.     The 2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards will be held later this year.

Nominate a woman who has done exceptional work to bridge the digital gender divide for the "EQUALS in Tech Award" so that they may continue their work and advocacy in tech for younger generations of girls and young women interested in ICT.

The awards are open to civil society, government agencies, UN system and international organizations, companies and academia. Nominate yourself or others who have done exceptional work to bridge the digital gender divide. If you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.equals.org/2018-awards for more information.


Other GWI News:

26 April On International Girls in ICT Day GWI celebrates women’s and girls’ potential as creators of technological and digital solutions for a better future

8 March On International Women’s Day, GWI voices concern about the persistence of gender stereotypes and gender disparities in the media

11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science: future development must include roles for women and girls in science


News from GWI for UWAS or related to UWAS

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