APWLD invites Women from Various Countries and Fields to attend the First Asia Pacific Feminist Forum in Thailand

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Asia Pacific Forum for Women Law and Development (APWLD) invites women lawyers, academics and grassroots activists to register to attend the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) to be held on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and youth leaders to celebrate the collective achievements, reflect on the challenges and shifting political environments, deepen feminist knowledge and analysis, strengthen our sisterhood, solidarity and collaboration and reaffirm the resolve to advance women’s rights.

APFF Objectives

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  • To build knowledge and practical skills of women in the Asia Pacific region that advance women’s rights;
  • To strengthen and encourage more collaboration between women’s organisations in the Asia Pacific region;
  • To map out what different organizations in the Asia Pacific region are doing, to see where overlaps happen and where collaboration can start;
  • To energize the women’s movement in the Asia Pacific region (with a particular focus on bringing in young women, women with disabilities and women who are new to the movement);
  •  To deepen feminist knowledge and analysis.

Profile of Participants:

  •  100-150 women from the Asia-Pacific Region
  •  Participants to be a mix of lawyers, activists and academics
  •  5 sub regions will be included (Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific)
  • 30% of the participants will be young women under 35 and members who have never attended an APWLD training or conference
  • Women with Disabilities (WWD)
  • Self-funded participants are also welcome- slots have been allotted for those who would like to self-fund.

Selection Criteria

  • Balance in regional representation from the countries in Asia and the Pacific Islands
  • 30% quota of women under 35
  • A mixture of lawyers, activists and academics who are part of the women’s movement
  • 30% women from marginalized groups including rural, indigenous, migrant women,  women living with disabilities, sexual  minorities

Funding Support and Priorities

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Funding support is available to a limited number of participants who meet the target groups. Grassroots women and WWD will be prioritized for funding support.

Last date for submission of applications is November 4, 2011

For more information, visit this link.

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  1. Hello,

    May I request where or to whom shall I forward my CV since there is no mailing id.

    Thank you very much and I look forward to hear from you.

    Kind Regards,

  2. Avatar zohra Baso says

    My name is zohra baso a coordinator with women Cocern Forum Of South Sulawesi Indonesia and a member women coalition for justice and democracy , WE HAVE PROGRAM ABOUT advocacy, empower womens, stop violence again women, I am interested in attending this forum for me to share my experiences with other women,specially for youth women and disabliti. I am aged 59 and would love to attend.

  3. Avatar Nelly Omwando says


    My name is Nelly Omwando a youth coordinator with a an advocacy network.. I am interested in attending this forum for me to share my experiences with other young women. I am aged 21 and would love to attend. Is it only for Asian women, well I am from Kenya.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind regards,