SAARC Federation of University Women (SAARCFUW)

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1995-07-17 Colombo Sri Lanka


17 Jul 1995, Colombo (Sri Lanka), when the Charter was signed. Recognized body of D-XD5720 - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Previously a regional grouping of B-XB2037 - Graduate Women International (GWI). No activities reported since 2013.


Bring together the university women of the region to promote understanding, friendship and cooperation among them, irrespective of race, nationality, religion or political opinion; encourage them to take their proper share of responsibility in society, in uplifting the region and in protecting the environment; use and develop education as an instrument of social change for equality, development and cooperation and for the furtherance of human rights and peace in the region; promote leadership among women at all levels and particularly achieve decision making positions at political and managerial level.


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Executive Council, comprising President, 4 Vice-Presidents, Press and Publicity Officer, International Relations Coordinator, Secretary General and Treasurer. Chapters (5) in: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. Presidency and Secretariat rotate every 3 years in the alphabetical order of Chapters.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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