The UWA, Pune, is an affiliate of Indian Federation of University Women's Associations-IFUWA, founded in 1920. IFUWA co-ordinates the activities of fourteen University Women's Associations (UWAs) located in different Indian cities.
IFUWA in turn is affiliated to the Graduate Women International (GWI) founded in 1919 as International Federation of University Women (IFUW). Its headquarters is in Geneva,
Switzerland and has national affiliates in about 60 countries and individual members in more than 40 others.
It is one of the few women's NGOs with consultative status in UNESCO and UN Committees, promoting lifelong education for women and girls, international cooperation, friendship, peace and respect for human rights, irrespective of their age, race, nationality, religion, gender and political opinion. It advocates the advancement of status of women and girls and enables them to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision making in all forms of public and private life.
Members of University Women’s Association who are elected on the board of Graduate Women’s International
Ms. Veena Bathe - Vice-President Legal and Governance, Graduate Women’s International
Veena Bathe's Experiences Of GWI Conferences
Ms. Nita Mawar - Convener of the Fellowship and Project Development Committees, Graduate Women’s International
Nita Mawar's Experiences
- Dr. Meera Bondre – Convener Membership Committee (International), Graduate Women’s International
- Ms. Abeda Inamdar - Member Finance Committee, Graduate Women’s International
- Ms. Neelam Jagdale - Member Resolutions Committee, Graduate Women’s International