The Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA) is the only international women's organization devoted to families, peace and understanding in the Asia Pacific region.
Since the founding of PPSEAWA in 1928, in Honolulu, Hawaii, its membership has grown to 23 national associations, many having several local chapters. It is an all volunteer organization and is financed by contributions from individuals, organizations, and PPSEAWA member associations.
PPSEAWA has Consultative Status in Category II to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with the privilege and responsibility of making its voice heard in international decision-making. The organization is represented at the United Nations in New York, and Geneva, and at ESCAP, UNICEF, and UNESCO.