About CAW

Introduction of CAW

Who is CAW
Committee for Asian Women (CAW) is a regional network of 46 women workers member groups in 14 Asian countries which aims to empower women workers to protect, advocate, and advance their rights.

Her Vision
CAW envisions a world where all people are free to develop their potential without any form of domination and exploitation based on class, gender, colour and religious belief. This is a world where the common wealth is used for the common good, workers enjoy the fruits of their labour, women prevail against patriarchy, and women workers determine their own destinies.

Her Mission
The mission of CAW is to support the self-empowerment of Asian women workers and the formation of their movements. CAW shall provide a platform for Asian women workers to claim their space, time and voice, to struggle against global capitalism and patriarchy, and to advance their rights. Essential to all this is the ongoing challenge of redefining work to encompass reproductive and domestic labour, and work in the informal economy, in addition to paid work.

EXCO members

Menaha Kandasamy, Red Flag Women’s Movement, Sri Lanka (Chairperson)

Rokeya Kabir, Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha, Bangladesh

Choi Suetwah, Chinese Women Workers Network, Hong kong SAR

Kim Aehwa, Korean Alliance for Progressive Movements/Korea Alliance Against Korea-US FTA, South Korea

Mina Malabed, Manggagawang Kababaihan Mithi ay Paglaya, The Philippines

Lita Anggraini, RUMPUN Tjoet Njak Dien, Indonesia

Hong Kong Board Members

Linda to Kit Lai (Chairperson)
Mei Lin Wu

Collective Action for Women Workers Foundation, Thailand

Malee Pruekpongsawalee (Chairperson)
Vipar Daomanee
Poonsap Tulaphan (Treasurer)
Supawadee Petrat

Funding Partnership

EED (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst)
Oxfam Novib
FNV (Federatie Netherlandse Vakbonden)

Project Funders

Oxfam Australia
Christian Aid

Summary of Three Year Plan 2008-2010

Click here to download the summary of CAW’s Three Year Plan 2008-2010.

Contact Details

Committee for Asian Women (CAW)
386/58 Soi Ratchadaphisek 42
Ratchadaphisek Road
Jankasam, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
TEL+66 (0)2930 5634
FAX+66(0) 2930 5633
E mail: cawinfo@cawinfo.org

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