Thanks to hundreds of students, Wedu is creating the first ASEAN University Ranking by Students, for Students: The Wedu Ranking!   This is not the arrival point, rather it is the beginning of a journey of discovery of the universities across South East Asia. We invite you to be involved and participate by sharing your experience. To participate as a current student click here. To participate as an alumnus and professional click here.   THANK YOU to the students who have answered our survey!   Today, we are proud  to plant the seeds of what is going to be  the very first ranking of universities in South East Asia that looks at what students really think of their university experience, and that can be used by all students to choose the best university for them!   To make this ranking, we have been collecting the opinions of students on their universities. We have asked their opinions on many aspects of their experience, such as their university’s facilities, their teachers and their learning experiences, and the help received in their career and professional development.   Wedu’s mission is to develop leadership in women, so we have also asked questions to understand women’s experiences inside their university, and to measure universities’ focus on leadership development.  

2013-05-30 23.31.09 Wedu has won the Global Solution Award GSA at Women Deliver 2013 Conference! The GSA is a new social enterprise competition recognizing financially sustainable business models that have profound and large-scale social impact potential on women and girls. Wedu received a $5000 USD cash grant with the award. This is our most recent grant of the five awards we've copped in the 18 months of our existence. Mi Win Thida, Wedu’s mentee from Myanmar, presented at the conference – talking about the impact that Wedu’s mentorship has had on her life – together with Marica Rizzo, Mentorship Manager, making a convincing presentation of their work that won the votes from the impressively experienced panel of judges that included

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Bill_Melinda_GatesYou hear the name, and you think: Microsoft, and wife of the wealthiest man on earth. But did you know Bill and Melinda Gates have given away more money than anyone in world history? Not only is the couple rich, they are generous. And much of their wealth goes to people living right here. Fortune, fame, and a successful career in the corporate world are not what make Melinda Gates one of the greatest female leaders in the world; her determination in giving out what she has to help those who are in need and help advancing equity in the world is what we always remember her of.

Trendsupdate.com Angela Merkel, Dilma Rousseff, Yingluck Shinawatra, Joyce Banda... Just to name a few of the incumbent female heads of government around the world. Compared to a century ago, women are gaining importance in both international and domestic politics as they are occupying various important positions in national governments and multilateral organizations. While it seems that more and more female politicians are rising in power, let us not be contend with the status-quo: only one-fifth of the seats in the parliaments are occupied by women worldwide, and the figure in Asia, Middle East and Pacific is even lower than the world average. Women, in today’s world, are still underrepresented in the political arena. What are the major obstacles that women face in political participation? According to studies, it is a complex issue as it can be traced back to a number of institutional, historical, socio-economic as well as cultural factors. UN Women found that in Bhutan,

  One month after the 15-year-old Pakistani education activist, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban, the United Nations called upon the international community to observe November 10 as the International Malala Day. The UN special envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown marked the significance of this event that “country after country is adopting Malala as its symbol for a girl's right to school [as the] Malala Day is being celebrated with events in more than 100 countries”. It has symbolized that the fight of Malala and 32 million girls more for their basic rights of education will go on, and the world is in solidarity with ensuring education for every single child across the globe. Malala’s story has touched millions of people. She started writing a blog for the BBC describing people’s lives in her community under the Taliban’s rule – where girls are prevented from going to school because the regime believes girls' education is an obscenity – and