WEAVE Women

Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE) strives to create a world where empowered women and their children are free to exercise their rights and live peacefully in a just, humane and equitable society.

Our Goal

Motivated by the vision of a world where women and their children are free to exercise their human rights to live peacefully in a just, humane and equitable society, the Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE) Foundation is committed to enabling women and their communities to become socially, economically and politically empowered. WEAVE was founded in 1990. The Foundation is committed to gender equality and in the empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized indigenous women, their children and communities in Thailand, Myanmar and some regions in Asia.  It is an active member of the Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) and of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

WEAVE was founded in 1990. The Foundation is committed to gender equality and in the empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized indigenous women, their children and communities in Thailand, Myanmar and some regions in Asia.  It is an active member of the Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) and of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

WEAVE has offices in Chiang Mai, Mae Sot and Mae Hong Son. Our projects are based in Karen and Karenni refugee camps as well as Thai villages along the Thai-Burma border. We have recently extended our work to cover the Indo-Burmese border.

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Secured Livelihoods

Strengthen the capacity of marginalized and disadvantaged communities, especially poor women towards secured income and social well-being.

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Education

Facilitate increased accessibility, gender equity, relevance and quality of education for marginalized and disadvantaged children, women and their communities.

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Community Development

Strengthen the capacity of women to organize and mobilize to become self-managing and actively participate in the development of their communities and influence decisions that affect their lives.