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Recruitment for the 24th KFAW Foreign Correspondents Program

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  Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW) is pleased to announce its FY2014 recruitment of our foreign correspondents. KFAW foreign correspondents program aims at expanding an information network through reports on the status of women in the world. So far 271 correspondents from 40 countries have reported their cultures, women’s status and social issues from gender perspective.

  We suppose every country or region might have expressions or customs based on stereotypical gender roles. These are challenges to be addressed by society as a whole to make use of full capacities of men and women. We would like you to give us your original reports on how men and women equally take active parts in society free from stereotyped perception for gender roles.

 

1.Number of Recruits 3 persons
2.Qualifications (1)KFAW is soliciting foreign correspondents who are residents principally in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. (Nationality or gender is not a factor)
(2)Correspondents must turn in 3 reports in Japanese or English.
3.Term July, 2014 ~ March, 2015
4.Application Applicants must submit the following items to us by May 31, 2014 (Sat.) through e-mail (info@kfaw.or.jp)
(1)Application form (profiles within 150 words in English)
(2)1st report (Up to 1,200 Japanese characters or up to 700 English words.)
(3)Photograph/s related to your report with caption. (please reduce the total size of pictures less than 3MB)
5.Honorarium 8,000JPY/1 report (only for successful applicants

 

The 24th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (November 9, 2013)
International Symposium "Women’s Grezter Participation in Japan and the World Brings Positive Change"

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1.Date November 9 (Sat.), 2013
2.Venue 2nd Floor Hall, Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center, MOVE
3.Organizer Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW)
City of Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center (MOVE)
4.Language Simultaneous interpreting in Japanese, English and Korean (PartⅡ&PartⅢ)
5.Theme “Women’s Greater Participation in Japan and the World Brings Positive Challenge”
Commemorative program as part of the 50th anniversary of Kitakyushu Municipality and the 20th anniversary of Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women

– KFAW “The 24th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women”
– City of Kitakyushu “The 7th Seminar and Awarding Ceremony on Kitakyushu Work-Life Balance Promotion for Corporations”
– MOVE Open Seminar “Seminar on Career Advancement for Working Women”

“Promotion of women’s active participation” is one of the major pillars of Japanese Government’s Growth Strategy. It is crucial for the socio-economic revitalization of our country to realize a society where women can fully and actively display their individuality and ability. Nevertheless, promotion of women’s involvement is still behind in Japan, especially in politics and economy.

In this international symposium we invite Ms.Yukako Uchinaga, one of the female business leaders, to share her views how to utilize women’s ability from a strategic standpoint of a corporation. There follows the report of good practices in Norway, where women’s active participations have been successful, by a panelist from Royal Norwegian Embassy. Moreover, initiatives taken in Korea and Kitakyushu are to be presented and panel discussion will be carried out.

6.Program November 9 (Sat.), 2013 13:00-16:00
 13:00-13:05 Opening Ceremony
 13:05-13:35 PartⅠ Awarding Ceremony of Work-Life Balance
 13:35-14:20 PartⅡ Keynote Speech
  “Utilize Women’s Abilities as a Corporation’s Strategy”
      — a Message to Corporations and Women —“
   Ms. Yukako Uchinaga
   (Board Chair, Incorporated Non-profit Organization J-Win)
 14:30-16:00 PartⅢ Panel Discussion
  Panelists
   - Ms. Yukako Uchinaga
    (Board Chair, Incorporated Non-profit Organization J-Win)
   - Mr. Bjorn Midthun
    (Minister-Counselor, Royal Norwegian Embassy)
   - Ms. Mihee Hong
    (Head of Division Policy Research, Incheon Foundation for Women and Family)
   - Ms. Junko Komorita
    (Representative Director, Zm’ken Service Co., Ltd.)
 Coordinator
   - Ms. Mitsuko Horiuchi
    (President, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women)
7.Capacity 500 seats (first-com-and-first-served basis)
8.Expense Participation Fee : Free of charge
9.Application   TEL   093-583-3434
  FAX   093-583-5195
  Email  exchange@kfaw.or.jp

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Recruitment for the 23rd KFAW Foreign Correspondents Program

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  Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW) is pleased to announce its FY2013 recruitment of our foreign correspondents. KFAW foreign correspondents program aims at expanding an information network through reports on the status of women in the world. So far 266 correspondents from 40 countries have reported their cultures, women’s status and social issues from gender perspective.

  We suppose every country or region might have expressions or customs based on stereotypical gender roles. These are challenges to be addressed by society as a whole to make use of full capacities of men and women. We would like you to give us your original reports on how men and women equally take active parts in society free from stereotyped perception for gender roles.

 

1.Number of Recruits 3 persons
2.Qualifications (1)KFAW is soliciting foreign correspondents who are residents principally in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. (Nationality or gender is not a factor)
(2)Correspondents must turn in 3 reports in Japanese or English.
3.Term July, 2013 ~ March, 2014
4.Application Applicants must submit the following items to KFAW by May 31, 2013 (Fri.) through e-mail (info@kfaw.or.jp)
(1)Application form (profiles within 150 words in English)
(2)1st report (Up to 1,200 Japanese characters or up to 700 English words.)
(3)Photograph/s related to your report with caption. (please reduce the total size of pictures less than 3MB)
5.Honorarium 8,000JPY/1 report (only for successful applicants

 

KFAW hold a seminar at NGO CSW Forum in Nwe York (March 6, 2013)

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 The Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW) takes part in the CSW every year as a qualified NGO of the UN ECOSOC.

 In addition to participating in CSW57, KFAW will stage an international seminar which is the part of the NGO CSW Forum for Women that coincide with the regular session of the UNCSW.

CSW57

1.Date March 6, 2013 (Wed.) 12:30~14:00
2.Venue Armenian Convention Center in New York
Ballroom
3.Theme 1. “Our best Practices in Asian Women’s Empowerment and the DV Prevention Projects”
2. “Our Efforts for the Prevention of Dating Violence”
3. “A Civic Group Carries on KFAW Dating Violence Prevention Program”
4.Capacity 50
5.Application ・TEL +81-93-583-3434
・FAX   +81-93-583-5195
・Email  research@kfaw.or.jp  

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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