Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters 2017 – presentations

Day 1

Opening remarks (Video)

  1. Chi Hui-Jung, CEO, Garden of Hope; Chairperson, ANWS
  2. Bandana Rana, Chairperson, Global Network of Women’s Shelters
  3. Wong Ying-ming, Director General, Department of NGO International Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. Chang Hsiu-Yan, Director, Department of Protective Services, Ministry of Health and Welfare

“Keynote speech: “Strengthening the Shelter Movement: International Human Rights provisions” Speaker: Bandana Rana, Chairperson, Global Network of Women’s Shelters; Committee Member, Convention on Ending Violence Against Women (CEDAW) (Video)

Panel 1: Justice for survivors – Legal frameworks and policy strategies to support shelters (Video)

  1. Rosa Logar, Member, WAVE Network; Vice President, GREVIO, Council of Europe, “The Istanbul Convention – content and monitoring”
  2. Chang Hsiu-Yuan, Director, Department of Protective Services, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan – “20 years of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act in Taiwan and the development of shelter services for victims”
  3. Aisa Kiyosue, Steering Committee Member, Women’s Net Masakaane, Muroran, Hokkaido – “Dealing with the legal obstacles against aged survivors of domestic violence in Japan”

Respondents:

  1. Wang Hsiao-Tan, Professor, College of Law, National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan
  2. Zannatul Ferdous, Advocate, Bangladesh National Women Lawyer’s Association (BNWLA)
  3. Xin Xiao-Yun, Part-time Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Soochow University

Panel 2: Network support for shelter services (Video)

  1. Lorraine Lim, Manager, Star Shelter, Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (SCWO) – “Many Helping Hands Approach to Rebuild Lives Free from Violence- Star Shelter’s Experience”
  2. Chen Yen-Chu, Deputy Director, Taipei City Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Taiwan – “Coordination and Task Division of the Taipei City Domestic Violence Prevention Network”
  3. Sajitha Jeyabalan, Project Coordinator, International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC), India – “Network cooperation for burns survivors”

Respondents:

  1. Chang Ching-li, Director, Social Welfare Bureau, New Taipei City
  2. Pok Panhavichetr, Executive Director, Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC)

Panel 3 –Economic empowerment programs for survivors of DV – employment, housing, peer support systems (Video)

  1. Pragyaa Rai, Executive Director, APEIRON, Nepal – “Income generation for the shelter residents”
  2. Najla Areeb, Advisor, Women Protection Centers, Afghanistan –“Women’s Protection Centers’ approach to economic empowerment in Afghanistan”
  3. Su Chao-Ju, Director, Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities and Disadvantages Division, Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor, Taiwan – “Employment assistance for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault”
  4. Tu Ying-Chiu, General Supervisor of Social Work, The Garden of Hope Foundation, Taiwan – “Services to Guide Domestic Violence Survivors to Independent Living and Economic Empowerment”

Respondents:

  1. Wang Yeong-Tsyr, Professor, Graduate Institute of Social Work, Taiwan Normal University

DAY 2

“Keynote speech – “Development, background and method of the Orange House model of shelter management” Claire Loeber, Social Worker, Orange House, Amsterdam, Blijf Groep, the Netherlands” (Video)

Panel 4: Shelter transformation and new models in shelter management (Video)

  1. Claire Loeber, Social Worker, Orange House, Amsterdam, Blijf Groep, the Netherlands – “Practical considerations and case studies of Orange House management”
  2. Liao Min-Yu, Associate Professor, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan – “Plans and Vision for Taiwan’s Mid-/Long-term Shelter Services”
  3. Hsu Chih-Chi, Director, New Taipei City Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Taiwan; Cheng Chien-Chih, Section Chief, Housing Development Section, New Taipei City Urban & Rural Development Bureau– “Confluence and Coordination: Creating Diversity and Deeping Strategies in New Taipei City Shelter Services”

Respondents:

  1. Yeh Yu-Roo, Director, Bureau of Social Affairs, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  2. Chisato Kitanaka, Co-representative director, All Japan Women’s Shelter Network”

Closing Remarks Chi Hui-Jung, CEO, The Garden of Hope & Chairperson, ANWS (Video)