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South Asia’s girls and women do not have the same life advantage as their Western counterparts. In many ways women from South Asian communities find themselves in subordinate positions to men and are socially, culturally, and economically dependent on them. Women are largely excluded from making decisions, have limited access to and control over resources, are restricted in their mobility, and are often under threat of violence from male relatives. Sons are perceived to have economic, social, or
religious utility, whereas daughters are often felt to be an economic liability due to the dowry system.

We believe that this bias in individual and societal beliefs surrounding “appropriate” gender-specific roles means that women are disadvantaged with regard to their healthcare needs as gender inequalities have led to a systematic devaluing and neglect of women’s health. A simple metric of health that is often referenced is life expectancy, and by this standard we can clearly see the discrepancy; in contrast
to westernized communities, a woman’s healthy life expectancy is equal to or shorter than men’s – a surprising trend shift. Furthermore, since women are routinely subordinated, they don’t recieve the mentorships necessary to teach them how to step into leadership roles. HWF is building a mentor program that will help connect South Asian girls with South Asian female professionals who will serve as
teachers and guides.


If you are interested in becoming a HWF mentor, please contact us


South Asia’s girls and women do not have the same life advantage as their Western counterparts. In many ways women from South Asian communities find themselves in subordinate positions to men and are socially, culturally, and economically dependent on them. Women are largely excluded from making decisions, have limited access to and control over resources, are restricted in their mobility, and are often under threat of violence from male relatives. Sons are perceived to have economic, social, or
religious utility, whereas daughters are often felt to be an economic liability due to the dowry system.

We believe that this bias in individual and societal beliefs surrounding “appropriate” gender-specific roles means that women are disadvantaged with regard to their healthcare needs as gender inequalities have led to a systematic devaluing and neglect of women’s health. A simple metric of health that is often referenced is life expectancy, and by this standard we can clearly see the discrepancy; in contrast
to westernized communities, a woman’s healthy life expectancy is equal to or shorter than men’s – a surprising trend shift. Furthermore, since women are routinely subordinated, they don’t recieve the mentorships necessary to teach them how to step into leadership roles. HWF is building a mentor program that will help connect South Asian girls with South Asian female professionals who will serve as
teachers and guides.


If you are interested in becoming a HWF mentor, please contact us

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