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.
We are women and men of diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds who are committed to gender equality. As individuals and as an organization, we are committed to working with marginalized, oppressed, poor and exploited women and children from Thailand, Burma and some regions in Asia.
We believe that the leadership of women and the development of their status benefits their communities.
We support the expansion of women's power, rights, and opportunities by sponsoring women's organizations in our target communities.
We strengthen the efforts of these organizations as they continually build the capacities of these women to become self-reliant enabling them to fully participate in the development of their communities.
WEAVE (Women's Education for Advancement and Empowerment) has offices in Chiang Mai, Mae Sot and Mae Hong Son. Projects are based in Karen and Karenni refugee camps along the Thai Burma border. We have recently extended our work to cover the Indo-Burmese border.