All India Women’s Education Fund Association

New Delhi, Delhi, 110001 India

Mission Statement

All India Women’s Education Fund Association ie AIWEFA was founded in 1929 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and vibrant women stalwarts of the freedom movement like Sarojini Naidu, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Aruna Asaf Ali, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Annie Besant among others for empowering women. Education was recognised as the catalytic agent for social change, and in 1932, AIWEFA founded the Home Science College, Lady Irwin College, New Delhi to bring a scientific temper in women’s education. For the last eight and a half decades, AIWEFA's programmes in rural and urban areas have been implemented to promote holistic and sustainable development for welfare of communities. Activities promote education and training of women for family and child care, environmental sustainability, health and nutrition, development of rural families through introduction of drudgery reducing equipments for agricultural management, women's skill development.

About This Cause

87 years ago, a group of visionary women realised that the only route to Indian
women's emancipation was through education. These visionaries were Lady
Dorothy Irwin, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Sarojini Naidu, Aruna Asaf Ali and others.
They could comprehend the vast difference and disparity in their lives and
those of millions of average Indian women who led a subjugated life. Education
and employment were recognised as the catalytic tools for empowerment and
the ALL INDIA WOMEN'S EDUCATION FUND ASSOCIATION (AIWEFA) was
established in 1929.
AIWEFA has continued its advocacy of gender issues by presenting policy
recommendations at the National and State levels. In recent years AIWEFA
has encouraged information sharing among NGOs and has implemented
projects at the grassroots level.

All India Women’s Education Fund Association
Hannah Sen Cottage, Lady Irwin College 4 Sikandra Road
New Delhi, Delhi 110001
India
Phone +91-11-23318376
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