The Lotus Circle is a vibrant community of committed individuals and organizations supporting our Women’s Empowerment program to strengthen economic, social, and political rights and opportunities for women and girls in Asia. By joining the Lotus Circle, with an annual gift of $1000 or more, you can help transform the lives of women and girls across Asia.
Covid-19 Lotus Rapid Response Fund
The gendered impact of Covid-19 continues to play out across the globe, with acute effects on women and girls, including a dramatic rise in gender-based violence amid quarantines and lockdowns, women’s loss of economic security, increased caregiving demands that fall largely on women, and the increased risks to women of illness as they comprise most of the frontline health and community workers. With The Asia Foundation’s network of country offices and our longstanding relationships with local partners, we’ve identified urgent needs and mobilized quickly in response to what we’re seeing on the ground to get resources where they’re most needed.
The Lotus Leadership Awards
Each year, The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have made major contributions to advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls. Proceeds from the gala go towards innovative programs for women and girls across the Asia-Pacific region.
Lotus Circle Highlights
Meet the Lotus Circle Advisors
The Lotus Circle Advisors are a group of committed philanthropists and business leaders who provide advice and generous support to The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program to create more opportunities for disadvantaged girls and women across Asia to improve their lives.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Navigating the Margins: Family, Mobility and Livelihoods Amongst Rohingya in Bangladesh
September 9, 2020
Nikkei News Features Asia Foundation Op-Ed on Thailand’s Looming Economic Crisis
September 9, 2020
Podcast: Bulldozing ASEAN’s Digital Divide
September 2, 2020
Virtual Event – Enduring the Pandemic: Surveys of the Impact of Covid-19 on the Livelihoods of Thai People
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Covid Lays Bare the Flaws in Asia’s Booming Megacities
August 19, 2020
Asia Foundation Development Fellow Farhad Wajdi Awarded Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award
August 13, 2020
Impact Report 2020
Leading through change