Sakyadhita, the world’s leading international organization of Buddhist women, is an alliance of women committed to transforming the lives of women in Buddhist societies. This international alliance was founded at the conclusion of the first International Conference on Buddhist Women, held in Bodhgaya, India, in 1987. Sakyadhita seeks to unite Buddhist women of various countries and traditions, to promote their welfare and to facilitate their work for the benefit of humanity.
There are an estimated 300 million Buddhist women worldwide, including more than 130,000 nuns. Many of these women live in poverty, without adequate opportunities for education or facilities for Buddhist practice.
The International Association of Buddhist Women organisation is in need of support from us all, in order to continue the vital and decisive work of public education.