About HerStore Asia

HerStore Asia is a digital empowerment platform that seeks to uplift women artisans and enterprises across Southeast Asia.

Vision: Women artisans and enterprises in Southeast Asia working and thriving together

Mission: Create a gender-responsive, inclusive and sustainable ecosystem for women artisans and enterprises in Southeast Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the lives and livelihoods of women artisans and enterprises. They continue to struggle until now and they must learn how to innovate and transform their businesses to survive. 

HerStore Asia aims to support women artisans and enterprises who are not technology savvy enough in their digital transformation journey.                 

 Below are the objectives of HerStore Asia:

  • Create a democratized database/digital directory of women* artisans and enterprises that would be made accessible to potential buyers, clients and other stakeholders;
  • Present and highlight the HerStories of women* artisans and enterprises;
  • Map the location of women* artisans and enterprises;
  • Set-up an online marketplace that will feature products made by women* who are technologically challenged (coming soon); and
  • Develop a gender-responsive and inclusive digital literacy program for women* artisans and enterprises.

*Target women artisans and enterprises include those who are physically disabled, indigenous people and those who identify as lesbian, bi, trans, queer or nonbinary.

The countries included are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

HerStore Asia is a community, a coming together, a convergence, a movement and a safe space for women artisans and enterprises. HerStore Asia seeks to increase awareness and consciousness about the plight of women artisans and enterprises through a digital empowerment platform where their voices can be heard and where their HerStories can be shared.