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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.


1.Date March 6, 2013 (Wed.) 12:30~14:00
2.Venue Armenian Convention Center in New York
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

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
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.
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

Recruitment for 22nd KFAW Foreign Correspondents Program

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  Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW) is pleased to announce its FY2012 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 257 correspondents from 38 countries have reported their cultures, women’s status and social issues from gender perspective.

  The main theme of the 22nd Foreign Correspondents Program is “Striving for the creation of communities where both men and women can fully demonstrate their potential equally.”

  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, 2012 ~ March, 2013
4.Application Applicants must submit the following items to KFAW by June 30, 2012 (Sat.) through e-mail (
(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


Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Director of UN Women, Contributes to Asian Breeze No.64

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Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, has contributed to Asian Breeze No. 64. UN Women was established in July 2010 by the UN General Assembly. In her article, Ms. Bachelet explained her organization’s efforts to solve the problem of violence against women and girls, one of the organization’s priorities.
In addition, Asian Breeze No. 64 provides a special article on “Facing Natural Disasters – What We Should Learn from the Great East Japan Earthquake,” the theme of the 22nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women held in November 2011. The event featured the Great East Japan Earthquake and dealt with topics such as the necessity of a gender-equal perspective for disaster damage prevention measures and in the progress of reconstruction and restoration efforts, as well as what we can and should do now.
Asian Breeze No. 64 also carries reports on “Youth Culture Today” by foreign correspondents in Malaysia and Hong Kong, as well as an article on the conclusion of the Agreement on Exchange and Cooperation with Incheon Development Institute, Korea. We are sure you’ll enjoy reading this newsletter full of stimulating articles.



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The 22nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women

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1.Date November 26 (Sat.) – 27 (Sun.), 2011 
2.Venue 5th Floor Large Seminar Room, Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center MOVE
3.Organizer Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW)
4.Sponsors Cabinet Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health,
Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Fukuoka,
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA Kyushu International Center),
Fukuoka Prefecture, City of Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu City Board of Education
5.Theme November 26(Sat.) *Simultaneous interpreting in Japanese and Korean
“Facing to Natural Disasters-What Should We Learn from the Great East Japan Earthquake”

The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 brought great shock and huge devastation. Japan is currently making every possible effort to recover from the disaster.
At the 22nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women, we will squarely examine this disaster, on an unparalleled scale, and discuss the need from a gender perspective in disaster prevention and the recovery process, as well as what we can and ought to do now.

November 27 (Sun.) *Simultaneous interpreting in Japanese and Korean

 ・Reports on KFAW Research Activities 
 ・Reports on KFAW /CWPDI Joint Research

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7.Capacity 100 seats
All programs are free of charge.
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