Asia Regional Consultation on ‘Ensure gender equality; empower women and lift up humanity’

Posted on 30 June 2021

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will organise a two-day online consultation on 8–9 July 2021 on the theme ‘Ensure gender equality; empower women and lift up humanity’.

The two-day online consultation will engage CCA member constituencies in deliberations to acknowledge the importance of gender equality and promoting women’s role to accelerate the effective implementation of the SDG-2030 Agenda.

Facilitators of the consultation include representatives from UN agencies, regional and national women’s organisations, and women leaders from Asian churches.

Each day’s sessions will be held from 13:00–16:00 Bangkok (Thai) time on 8 and 9 July 2021.

The deliberations of the consultation will focus on the broader thematic framework emphasising gender equality as a fundamental human right, which is imperative for strengthening and empowering women and lifting up humanity for a just and peaceful world.

Violence against women and girls continues to be a pervasive human rights violation with devastating impacts on women and girls, families, communities, and society, which has worsened since the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The consultation will address issues such as Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Towards violence-free lives for women; Achieving gender equality through economic justice; Ensuring gender equality through developing capacities and providing opportunities for leadership.

The facilitators of the Consultation will be Dr Sarasu Esther Thomas, Professor of National Law School India University in India; Koh Miyaoi, Gender Advisor, United Nations Development Programme; Dr Jeaneth Faller, Divinity School at Siliman University in the Philippines; Hanbeet Rhee, YWCA South Korea; Senela Jayasuria, Director of Women Empowered Global, Sri Lanka; Dr Sylvana Maria Apituley, Chairperson of Church, Society in the Protestant Church in West Indonesia; and Carol Tabassum Nauman, Pakistan Mission Society.

For more information, please refer to the Background Information note.

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