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Asian Breeze

The “Asian Breeze” is a newsletter published in English and Japanese by Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women/KFAW. It covers a wide range of up-to-date topics such as gender equality, empowerment of all of women and girls, SDGs and environmental issues and so on, allowing you to see 'Asian women today'. We hope you will enjoy reading it.

Asian Breeze No.67

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Violence against women will only cease when men speak out and challenge the violence of men” by Mr. Chris GREEN, Executive Director, White Ribbon Campaign
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Women’s Human Rights in Media Coverage (Part 3)”
  • FEATURES―The 23rd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women
  • Gender Mainstreaming in the Balkans

No. 67 March 2013

Asian Breeze No.66

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Requirement for Indixiduals Who Want to be Active on the Grobal Stage” by Ms. Yukako UCHINAGA, Director and Executive Vice President, Benesse Holdings, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Berlitz Corporation; Board Chair, J-Win (Japan Women’s Innovative Network) 
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Women’s Human Rights in Media Coverage (Part 2)”
  • FEATURES―Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers 2012
  • The 22nd KFAW Foreign COrrespondents Start-up Activities!

No. 66 October 2012

Asian Breeze No.65

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Welcome to Incheon, the Women-Friendly City” by Dr. KIM Min-Bae, President, Incheon Development Institute (IDI)
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Women’s Human Rights in Media Coverage (Part 1)”
  • FEATURES―Activities by Dating DV Prevention Education Facilitators
  • Report on Participation in the 56th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

No. 65 June 2012

Asian Breeze No.64

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Violence against Women is not a private matter: it’s a public crisis that demands a public response” by Ms. Michelle BACHELET, Under-secretary-General, United Nations and Executive Director, UN Women
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Reflections on Dating DV (Part 3)”
  • FEATURES―”The 22nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women”
  • Conclusion of Agreement on Exchange and Cooperation with Incheon Development Institute (IDI), Korea

No. 64 February 2012

Asian Breeze No.63

  • WOMEN TODAY―"The Third Basic Plan for Gender Equality: International Perspective" by Mr. Takashi KASHIMA, Professor, Jissen Women’s University
  • SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION―"Village of Hope: A Rwandan Couple Assists Female Genocide Victims"
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―"Reflections on Dating DV (Part 2)"

No. 63 October 2011

Asian Breeze No.62

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Women in the Asian Pacific Region and United Nations” by Ms. Hiroko HARA, Advisor of JAWW (Japan Women’s Watch)
  • SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION―”White House releases a Groundbreaking Report on Women in American Society” by Mr. Michael Chadwick, Consul for Public Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Fukuoka
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Reflections on Dating DV (Part 1)” by Ms. Noriko YAMAGUCHI, a Representative of Aware

No. 62 June 2011

Asian Breeze No.61

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Dalian Women’s Development after 1995’s Conference on Women in Beijing” by Ms. Wang Ling-Jie, President of Dalian Women’s Federation in China
  • FEATURES― The 21st Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women
  • World Report Seminar “Domiciled Foreign Women and the Local Community”
  • Foreign Correspondents Report― from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and China

No. 61 February 2011

Asian Breeze No.59

  • WOMEN TODAY―”ROK Challenges Low Birth Rate Aging Society” by Ms. Kyungsook KIM, Former President, Chungcheongnam-do Women’s Policy Development Institute (CWPDI)
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―Japan’s New Lay Judge System and Gender (Part2)
  • The 54th CSW/Joint Seminar with CWPDI in New York
  • The 8th JICA Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers

No.59 July 2010

Asian Breeze No.58

  • WOMEN TODAY―”30 Years of the Women’s Convention: Not a Declaration but a Legally Binding and Implementable Women’s Human Rights Instrument” by Ms. Dubravka SIMONOVIC, CEDAW Committee member
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Japan’s New Lay Judge System and Gender (Part 1)” by Ms. Mikiko OTANI, Deputy Director of the Secretariat for the Gender Equality Promotion Division, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
  • The 20th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women
  • MOU on Academic Exchange Concluded with CWPDI, Korea


No. 58 March 2010

Asian Breeze No.57

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Ending Violence Against Women : What will it Take?” by Ms. Ines ALBERDI, Executive Director of United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Effective Anti-HIV/AIDS Measures (Part 3)”
  • FEATURES― Summer Seminar on Michelle OBAMA
  • JICA Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers

No. 57 November 2009