ART

MULTICULTURALISM

CULTURAL DIPLOMACY

17 SUSTAINABLE GOALS

GENDER EQUALITY

WOMEN

EMPOWERMENT

UNITED NATIONS

NFTS

What we do

The Association of Swiss Women & Empowerment - ASWE, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, by two Swiss women of different generations and with the encouragement of the first woman Director General of the United Nations Office of Geneva (UNOG) and the support of a visionnary lady aims to empower and unite people around the world.

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WHY

The purpose of the association is to develop relations and human exchanges with all institutions of general interest in Switzerland and abroad, pursuing an activity in line with the sustainable objectives established by the United Nations. The association aims to finance and organize projects with a strong social impact and programs with a public utility purpose in the fields of gender equality, environmental preservation, education, all forms of art, promotion of cultures and new technologies. The association federates a philanthropic network of individuals, companies, foundations and associations.

HOW

The association pursues its mission by organizing state-based institutional exhibitions and participating in projects that are in line with our vision and values, as well as by professing absolute neutrality in political, religious, and racial matters and by uniting a community around human relations.

WHO WE ARE

VICTORIA DESYAT

CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

With over twenty years of experience in financial services and art collection, Victoria is dedicated to promoting multicultural cooperation and empowerment by bridging the worlds of art, international diplomacy, and technology.

NOEMIE VALENTINI

CO-FOUNDER & VICE PRESIDENT

Noemie holds a Master’s degree in Business Analytics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to ASWE, she has built a variety of professional experiences in the luxury industry, finance, and the art world.

VALERIA BIBEN

COMMUNICATIONS & PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Valeria is a recent graduate from the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She is passionate about the exploration of the intersection between international relations and art.

WHO SUPPORTS US

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ASWE works in close collaboration with different supporters from various horizons. We are proud to have as our main supporter , Mrs. Tatiana Valovaya, the first woman Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

As the first female Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and having worked in male-dominated spheres during many years of my career, my ultimate goal is that women and men are granted equal opportunities in my organization and beyond. It is self-evident that we will not achieve any of our goals if half of humanity is left aside.

*Walking the talk on empowering women at the UN and beyond, UN Today, March 1st 2023, By Lidiya Grigoreva and Nicole Maguire