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Maternal and Infant Mortality a Gender Issue - A Community Responsibility?
October 17-19, 2013
Asian Institute of Management
Makati City, Philippines
Please check "What's New?" on our September 2012 issue
We are currently updating our Reading Room. Articles and resources are about gender mainstreaming, gender audit, gender statistics and gender analysis.
You will find some news about Women in Politics at our WIP News.
We are in the process of updating following pages. Please check them shortly:
The Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance with Theme: Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction was held on October 19-22, 2008 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.
Videos, photos, list of participants and other relevant documents of this event are uploaded in the Global Congress' page. Please click here.
We were able to conduct three (3) Making Governance Gender Responsive trainings for 2007.
February 19-24 with 17 participants
June 24-30 with 41 participants
November 12-19 with 51 participants
To check participant profiles and to find out more about these MGGR trainings, please visit the MGGR page
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 10-12, 2006 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center, in Makati City, Philippines. The goal of the congress was 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. The Congress reviewed and examined the Asia Pacific situation on women in leadership, decision-making and politics in the current global context. It also identified gaps and weaknesses in development actions to promote women's participation and sought to define the future courses of action to promote women's participation in leadership and politics. To download pertinent papers from the activity, please visit the 6th Congress' page.
The CAPWIP Institute for Gender, Governance and Leadership (CIGGL) concluded a "Trainers' Training on Gender Responsive, Transformative Leadership and Politics within the Framework of Building Transformative Communities (BTC)" last September 19-28, 2005. The training is actually for the operationalization of Building Transformative Communities Program (BTCP) in a given country. The activity was attended by thirty-three (33) participants from all over Asia and Africa. To view the participants' profile and to know more about the training's activities, please visit the CIGGL page.
The UNIFEM Pacific Regional Office in partnership with CAPWIP undertook a gender mainstreaming activity called "Project on Enhancing Capability for Gender Mainstreaming in Fiji Public Service". This project is a combined Human Resource and Development and Organizational Development undertaking. The training aims to address two strategic issues: 1) Professional capacity -building of trainers and eventually the officials and staffs of these trainers; 2) the organizational transformation requirements of the bureaucracy where gender mainstreaming is to be put into operation as a developmental paradigm in the Fiji Public service. The training was held from November 10 to December 17, 2004 at Suva, Fiji Islands. The training was attended by twenty-one (21) participants from the different ministries of the Fiji government. Please click here to download the training's report.
The UNIFEM East Timor in partnership with CAPWIP conducted a "Training on Transformation" at Dili, East Timor. The activity was held at the Independence Memorial Hall, a facility run by East Timor's Ministry of Finance. The course aims at an appreciation by participants of: a) The concepts of transformative leadership, transformative politics and transformative communities and a variety of frameworks for transformation; and b) The appropriation of the values and principles for transformation by participants and the building of commitment to manifest these in their personal and professional lives. Click here to download a copy of the training's report.
The "Writeshop: Gender Responsive Governance at Work: A Capacity Development Program for Youth, Women and Media Building Transformative Communities" was held from February 20-21, 2004 at Estosan Hotel in Cotabato City. The activity was organized by the Federation of United Mindanawan Bangsamoro Women Multi Purpose Cooperative (FUMBMW-MPC) and the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) in order to provide a venue for the writing of a five-year program embodying the gains of the workshop conducted in Davao City for the Building of Transformative Bangsamoro Communities. The writeshop resulted in the drafting of a five-year successor generation program called "Gender Responsive Governance at Work: A Capacity Development Program for the Youth, Women and Media Practitioners Promoting Peace, Human Rights and Gender Responsive Governance through the Building of Transformative Communities". Click here to download a copy of the five-year program.
The Center conducted the "Write Shop on the Conceptual Framework of Building Transformative Communities." It was organized by the Center and the Foundation for the Advancement of Filipino Women (FAFW) with the support from the Gender Equality Fund II of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Click here to download a copy of the writeshop's report.
Check out our Resources Page as we have just updated our data on Political Parties, Women's Organization and Political Institutes/Schools of Governance/Research or Policy Centers
This is another report from a workshop conducted by our sub-regional affiliate, SACCPEW. The title of the workshop is "Transformative politics and women" held at Biratnagar. There were 64 participants from different political parties, their sister organizations and local level NGOs.
We have added Christine Pintat's paper A Global Analysis: what has worked for women in politics and what has not, 1975-1998? from the Second Global Congress of Women in Politics. You can also reach this paper either from the Second Global Congress page, or from our Resources page.
We have added the First Global Congress and the Second Global Congress of Women in Politics to our Activities page. The Congress pages include links to several papers from the Congresses. The Global Congress papers plus the Origins of CAPWIP page give an excellent account of the development of the Women in Politics movement, and we recommend them to you.
We have also updated many of our pages with extra links. This will, we believe, make it easier for you to find the wealth of materials on the site. For example, the several papers from the Asia-Pacific Women Parliamentarians' Conference on Transformative Leadership for Good Governance in the 21st Century, organized by CAPWIP and held on 24 - 25 March 2000, in Bangkok, Thailand, now appear on the Resources page as well as on the Conference pages.
We are excited about our new Activities section. For some time we have realized that the site has not properly advertised the number and quality of the activities that CAPWIP has organized or supported over the years. So, we have started by adding pages describing the five Asia-Pacific Congresses of Women in Politics that have been held since 1994. These Congresses have been instrumental in forging the aspirations, goals and activities of CAPWIP, and continue to influence many women in the Asia-Pacific region.
Keep an eye on the Activities section, as we will be adding pages about the two Global Conferences, and other CAPWIP activities.
We have moved the link to the description of the Asia-Pacific Women Parliamentarians' Conference on Transformative Leadership for Good Governance in the 21st Century from the home page to the Activities page, and made numerous small changes to linkages between pages.
The Executive Summary of the paper Issues in Women's Political Empowerment in the Asia-Pacific Region now includes links to downloadable copies of the complete text. The paper was prepared for the High Level Intergovernmental Meeting to review the regional implementation of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, Bangkok, 26-29 October 1999.
Complete versions of four papers from the Asia-Pacific Women Parliamentarians' Conference on Transformative Leadership for Good Governance in the 21st Century held on 24 - 25 March 2000, in Bangkok, are now available for download as either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat files. The papers are:
Transformative Leadership in the 21st Century, by Rounaq Jahan of Columbia University;
Transforming Approaches to Conflict Resolution, by Dr. V Mohini Giri, Chairperson, Guild of Service;
Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities, by Solita Monsod, Professor of the University of the Philippines; and
Women in Business and Globalization, by Isabelita Sy-Palanca, President of the Women's Business Council of the Philippines and Deputy Chair of the Confederation of Women's Business Councils - APEC
The Trainers' Training on Transformative Leadership and Citizenship course has been delayed - new dates will be posted when available.
The full report on the Women Parliamentarians' Conference on Transformative Leadership for Good Governance in the 21st Century is very interesting reading. And it is good to look at as well - do not miss the four pages of Conference photos.
A new paper appears in our Resources section, Career Advancement Program of Women in Philippine Government Service (CAPWINGS) by Corazon Alma de Leon, Former Chairperson of the Philippine Civil Service Commission.
The most pressing item in our revised Newsletter is the announcement of more details of CAPWIP's Asia-Pacific Women Parliamentarians' Conference on Transformative Leadership for Good Governance in the 21st Century will be held on 24-25 March 2000 in Bangkok, Thailand.
However, the Newsletter contains much more of interest, including the announcement of the Mongolian Democratic Socialist Women's Association (MDSWA) is the new sub-regional coordinating focal point for the CAPWIP network in Central Asia.
Please let us know if you think we need to make additions or changes.