South Asian Women’s Network
The Conference on “Women of South Asia: Partners in Development” was an initiative of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The first Conference was held in March 2009, inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Prof. Mohammad Yunus. The objective of this Conference has been to bring together in partnership women from across the countries of South Asia. The Conference established Seven South Asian Women’s Networks (SWANs) so that women working in similar areas could network with their counterparts in other countries. The seven South Asian Women’s Networks (SWANs) established during the first Conference covered the sectors of Arts and Literature; Crafts and Textiles; Education; Environment; Health, Nutrition and Food Security; Media; Micro-credit ; and the Women in Peacemaking.