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International Women's Development Agency (1985 - )

Legal Status
WDA is an Incorporated Association [Association Number A6018S (Vic)]
Third Floor, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3000


International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) is an Australian based non-government organisation, established in 1985, which undertakes projects in partnership with women from around the world, giving priority to working with women who suffer poverty and oppression.

The development which IWDA promotes is the equitable growth of people and communities, and the just distribution of basic resources and respect for human rights.


The upholding of women's human rights and promotion of equality is central to IWDA's development philosophy. IWDA works actively to promote women's rights to access to and control over resources. IWDA's projects aim to increase women's skills and their confidence to participate in decision making within their families, communities, locally and nationally.

Sources used to compile this entry:

Elle Morrell and Nikki Henningham

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