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“Moldova has a small country with a big heart” ~Fleeing Ukraine to Moldova -Women and Children Refugees~

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Moldova is providing humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian Women and Children refugees.

KFAW shares how Moldova national authority supports Ukrainian women and children refugees and also shares some notable debates or conclusions at the parliament in Moldova.

KFAW has been conducting the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) training course on “Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers” since in 1992 and two speakers are participants in year 2021 at this JICA training.



Mr. Vladimir NEGURA

      Head, International Relations and European Affairs Directorate,

      General Police Inspectorate



      Senior Consultant, Department of assistance and development,

      Secretariat of the Parliament


  1. Date / Time: Thursday, July 7, 2022 / 3.30p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (JST/GMT+9)

 *Please make sure your time.

  1. Location: ONLINE / Zoom (max. 500 participants)
  2. Simultaneous interpretation in English / Japanese is provided
  3. Registration fee: Free
  4. Registration deadline :July 4, 2022

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About Zoom:  

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pretation Function’.


A link to access the event will be emailed by July 5. If you do not receive it, please contact KFAW at

All participants must provide a valid email address at the time of registration.


Recording now available – “Youth talk: action for climate justice, disaster prevention & gender equality”
NGO CSW66 Forum Parallel Event

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The recording of “Youth talk: action for climate justice, disaster prevention & gender equality,” held on March 17, 2022 as part of the NGO CSW66 Forum, is now available on our YouTube Channel. Enjoy streaming here until April 30, 2022.


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Two respondents will be selected to each win a towel handkerchief from IMABARI×SHIMA-SHIMA featuring a unique Kokura-ori design (pattern may vary). Kokura-ori was a traditional textile that was produced at the beginning of the 17th century by the feudal clan in the Kokura area of southern Japan.

NGO CSW66 Forum Parallel Event
“Youth talk: action for climate justice, disaster prevention & gender equality”

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Young people in Japan and other Asian countries discuss effective ways to integrate gender perspectives into disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change. Representatives of CSOs or individuals demonstrate good practices of gender-responsive disaster risk prevention measures. Examples of efforts to raise awareness of the public in environmental issues may also be presented.


The event starts with presentations on initiatives by the local Kitakyushu communities, including the City, a university, and civil society. It then proceeds to presentations by 3 youth panelists from Japan and Asia, followed by a discussion.


This event is held as part of the NGO CSW66 Forum and will be delivered in English only.


For detailed event program, click here.


The text data of the event program is available here.



Date & Time:

March 17, 2022

4:00 – 5:30 AM EDT / 5:00 – 6:30 PM JST/GMT+9



Zoom Meeting (max. 85 participants)


Registration fee:



How to register:

Complete this registration form by March 16, 2022.


  • Once the form is submitted, you will receive an automated email with a Zoom link to join the event (be sure to provide a valid email address on the registration form). Keep this email safe until March 17.
  • If you do not receive the event link by March 16, contact us at:
  • Make sure to download the Zoom app prior to the event.


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About other parallel events

To view the full list of events held at the NGO CSW66 Forum, you must register for the Forum on this website. This is separate from the registration for the parallel event organized by KFAW.


Once on the above website, click “REGISTER NOW!” and follow the screen. Early registration is strongly recommended.


Please note that KFAW is unable to provide any assistance with or respond to inquiries related to registration for the NGO CSW66 Forum. 


32nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (KCAW 2021)
ICT and women: empowering women in the digital age

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Important notice to KCAW 2021 participants:

On November 4, 2021, the Zoom link to access the Webinar was emailed to all those who registered for the Conference. Should you not have received it despite registration, please contact us at  


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a key role in every sphere of the present society. Along with the recent measures to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, digitalization/automation is further promoted. A number of positive effects on human lives are emanating from ICT. Such positive effects include production of huge data which is of great help to formulate evidence-based policies, human power saving operations in factories and offices, large volume of bank transactions, generating employment, alleviating poverty and promoting social movements, and more. In addition, the conference will also consider the challenges that ICT imposes on our lives such as cyber security.  


Furthermore, gender inequality will be tackled at the KCAW 2021. The UN/International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has indicated that there is a 17% gender gap in the Internet use globally. This means that 250 million fewer women are online than men.


The low participation of girls and women in science field has lead STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for them to receive high attention.


ICT is a potent force of development. In order to attain inclusive development and the principle of the SDGs to “leave no one behind,” the conference will discuss good practices of empowering women in NGOs and the private sector in Asia and the Pacific region.


The conference program is available here.



Date / Time:

Friday, November 5, 2021

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (JST/GMT+9)



Zoom Webinar (max. 500 participants)


Free live screening also available at the Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center MOVE, Large Seminar Room (5F) (max. 50 participants)

  • Language of screening will be Japanese.
  • Live screening at MOVE may become canceled depending on the severity of the spread of COVID-19.


Registration fee:



Services provided:
  • Simultaneous interpretation in English/Japanese
  • Nursery service available for viewers at the live screening at MOVE
    • Eligibility: pre-school children over 6 month old
    • Fee: JPY 500 per child
    • Registration required by Oct. 29, 2021



Deadline extended! – Register by October 29, 2021  November 3, 2021 by completing this registration form.  

  • Places are limited.  First come, first served.
  • No registration fee is required.

Please address any inquiries to:


About Zoom:
  • Please download the Zoom app prior to the conference.
  • A link to access the webinar will be emailed by November 4, 2021. If you do not receive it, please contact KFAW at
  • All participants must provide a valid email address at the time of registration.



In case of a discrepancy between the Japanese and English versions of this web page, the version in Japanese will prevail.

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