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The 23rd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (November 10, 2012)

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1.Date November 10 (Sat.), 2012
2.Venue 5th Floor Main Seminar Room, Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center, MOVE
3.Organizer Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW)
4.Language Simultaneous interpreting in Japanese, English and Korean
5.Theme “Get United – To Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls”
    Violence against women and girls occurs everywhere in the world. Japan is no exception. Violence against women and girls causes each victim immeasurable suffering and pain.

    The 23rd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women will deal with international trends regarding violence against women and girls, as well as relevant efforts being promoted in Europe, Korea and Japan, including problems to be solved, thereby contributing to the realization of a society free of violence.

    The keynote speech will be delivered by the Executive Director of White Ribbon Campaign UK, a male organization that calls on men to eliminate violence against women. He will speak about efforts being promoted in Europe, followed by a panel discussion.
6.Program 13:00-13:45 Opening Ceremony, Keynote Speech
Mr. Chris Green (Executive Director, White Ribbon Campaign UK)
“Violence against Women will only cease when men speak out about male violence”
    He will report activities of the White Ribbon Campaign, and the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence.

13:45-15:30  Panel Discussion
Panelists
Ms. Yukiko Tsunoda (Lawyer)
    She will speak about efforts being promoted by the U.N. and Japan regarding violence against women and girls, and future challenges.
Ms. Park, Inn hea (Director, Incheon Women’s Hot Line, Korea)
    She will report countermeasures to eliminate violence against women and girls in South Korea.
Ms. Muneko Ishimoto (Counselor, Kurume Municipal Gender Equality Center)
    She will speak about the actual situation of violence against women and girls from her position as a counselor.
Coordinator
Ms. Yukiko Tsunoda (Lawyer)
7.Capacity 130 seats
8.Expense Participation Fee: Free of charge
9.Coffee hour Talk with panelists / participants
-Option to participant
-Place: 1st Floor Exchange Area
-Time: 15:45-16:30
-Participant Fee: ¥500 / person
10.Application -Phone  093-583-3434
-FAX     093-583-5195
-Email    exchange@kfaw.or.jp
  

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