Sixth (6th) Asia Pacific Congress of Women in Politics

and Decision-Making

February 10-12, 2006

Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center

Makati City, Philippines

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The Center for Asia Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP), in cooperation with PILIPINA, organized the Sixth (6th) Asia Pacific Congress of Women in Politics and Decision-Making. The activity was held from February 10 to 12, 2006 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center in Makati City, Philippines. The activity was organized so as to take stock of the women's situation and progress in promoting women's political participation, identify strategic gaps and appropriate courses of action for the next decade. Also, the participants drafted a practical platform of action that will be presented to the Global Congress of Women in Politics that is also being organized by CAPWIP and will be held on March 2, 2006 in New York City, USA; as well as to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) annual meeting on February 28-March 10, 2006 at the United Nations.

The objectives of the congress were:

1. To review and examine the Asia Pacific situation on women in leadership, decision-making and politics in the current global context;

2. To identify gaps and weaknesses in development actions to promote women's participation;

3. To define future courses of action to promote women's participation in leadership and politics.

The activity was attended by 62 participants from 13 countries all over Asia. The participants drafted a practical platform of action that will be presented to the Global Congress of Women in Politics that is also being organized by CAPWIP and will be held on March 2, 2006 in New York City, USA and to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) annual meeting on February 28-March 10, 2006 at the United Nations.

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

 

List of Congress Participants                                                                                                          

Welcome Remarks- Dr. Jung Sook Kim, President, CAPWIP                                                           

Keynote Speech- Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo, Chair, UN CEDAW                                            

After Beijing +10--The Road Ahead, Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Chair, South East Asia Watch              

Women's Political Participation and Strategies for Gender Equality, Dr. Jung Sook Kim, President, CAPWIP

South Asian Situation on Women in Politics, Ms. Durga Ghimire, Regional Coordinator, SACPEW

Building Gender Equality in Governance, The Indonesia Experience, Ms. Titi Sumbung, Executive Director, Indonesian Center for Women in Politics

Challenge of Trade Intensification to Women Recasting Governance, Ms. Josefina S. Francisco, Executive Director, Women and Gender Institute (WAGI), Miriam College

The Role of Women in Integral Sustainable Development, Mr. Nicanor Perlas, Writer/Speaker/Publisher, Truth Force

Corridors of Peace in Corridors of Power: Bridging Spaces for Women in Governance for Peace, Ms. Teresita Quintos-Deles, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov.)

Women and Decision-Making in Post-Conflict Transitions. Case Studies from Timor Leste and Solomon Islands, Ms. Sherrill Whittington, Consultant, Gender, Security and Peace-Building, Former Head, Gender Affairs Unit in the Peacekeeping Mission (UNTAET)

Ten-Year (2006-2016) Plan of Action  


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