2015 Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters Program

The Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters on November 2, 2015 is specially designed for Asian participants. The event will prepare delegates for 3WCWS and help build partnerships across Asia and provide a platform to build new alliances between shelter practitioners, NGO leaders, politicians and the business community. See here for more information about the speakers. The pre-conference is organized by the Asian Network of Women’s Shelters (ANWS) and the Garden of Hope Foundation with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, and the Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS).

Date: November 2, 2015 (Mon)
Time: 09:00-18:30
Venue: Centrum Quadraat, the Hague, the Netherlands

Time Agenda Speakers
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:05 Opening Ceremony and Introduction to guests
09:05-09:15 Opening Remarks Chi Hui-jung, Chairperson, ANWS;
Bandana Rana, Chairperson, GNWS;
H.E. Tom Tai-Chu Chou, Representative, Taipei Representative Office, Hague
09:15-09:20 Opening Ceremony and Introduction to guests  (Group photo)
09:20-09:30 Break
09:30-11:30 Workshop: Reflecting On and Honoring Shelter Work. Workshop leader: Kaili Lee, Research specialist, GOH
11:30-13:30 Lunch  (ANWS board meeting for members of the ANWS executive committee)
13:30-15:00 Theme 1: Empowering Women – Economic, Social and Human Rights Based Moderator: Chi Hui-jung, Chairperson, ANWS;
– Bandana Rana, Chairperson, GNWS;
– Mashuda Katun Shefali, Executive Director NUK Bangladesh “Economic empowerment and safe living environments for Bangladeshi women”
– Rabeea Hadi, Director of Advocacy and EVAW, Aurat Foundation, Pakistan “Minimizing VAW through seamless service of hubs and networks – a case study of Pakistan”
– Dr. Chisato Kitanaka, Executive Director, All Japan Women’s Shelter Network “Comparison of DV law between Taiwan and Japan”
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Theme 2: Focus on Marginalized Groups – Migrants and Migrant Workers Moderator: Monique Wilson, Director, OBR
– Ivy Josiah, Former Executive Director, WAO Malaysia “Shelter services in a cross cultural, multi ethnic and multi religious society”
– Lorraine Lim, Administrator and Counsellor, Star Shelter, SCWO, Singapore “Services for women in different culture and races in Singapore”
– Hsing-Ling Hsieh, Deputy Secretary-General, Legal Aid Foundation, Taiwan
17:30-17:50 Close

Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters pre-event to 3WCWS

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Centrum Quadraat conference room

Plan to arrive early for the Third World Conference of Women’s Shelters (3WCWS) so you can attend the Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters on November 2, 2015 at in the Hague.

Specially designed for Asian participants, this event will prepare delegates for 3WCWS and help build partnerships across Asia. The themes of the conference will focus on specific Asian issues, with the goal of forming strategies to end the endemic problem of violence against women and children. The event will provide a platform to build new alliances between shelter practitioners, NGO leaders, politicians and the business community.

The event will include a practical workshop on “Reflecting on and Honoring Shelter Work” and high-level discussions on “Empowering Women: Economy, Society and Human Rights” and “Focus on Marginalized Groups: Migrants and Migrant Women”.

The pre-conference is organized by the Asian Network of Women’s Shelters and the Garden of Hope Foundation with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, and GNWS.

Dates: November 2, 2015 (Mon)
Time: 09:00-18:30
Venue: Centrum Quadraat, the Hague, the Netherlands
Address: Toussaintkade 53, 2513 CL Den Haag
Presenters: 10 Asian women’s shelter leaders and managers
Participants: 20 people (not including presenters)
Organizer: Asian Network of Women’s Shelters; The Garden of Hope Foundation
Sponsors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Taiwan ROC; Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS)

Themes of the Conference
Workshop: Reflecting on and Honoring Shelter Work
Theme I: Empowering Women: Economy, Society and Human Rights
Theme II: Focus on Marginalized Groups: Migrants and Migrant workers

Please register your interest to attend here. The conference is free of charge, but there are a limited number of places available, so we cannot guarantee that everyone who registers will be able to attend.

Draft Agenda

Day One: November 2 (Monday) Conference at Centrum Quadraat

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00 Opening Introductions
10:00-12:00 Workshop: Reflecting on and Honoring Shelter Work
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Theme II: Empowering Women: Economy, Society and Human Rights
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Theme III: Focus on Marginalized Women
17:30-17:50 Close
18:00-19:30 ANWS Board Meeting
19:30-21:30 Dinner