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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.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

Asian Breeze No.56

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Norway: A Haven for Gender Equality and Families? Politics that pay off in economic terms and the number of babies” by Ms. Arni HOLE, Director General, the Department of Family and Equality, the Royal Ministry of Children and Equality
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Gender-Sensitive Measures to Prevent HIV/AIDS (Part2)”
  • Participating in the 53rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women 
  • New Foreign Correspondents’ theme “Your Daily Life- Clothing, Dietary Life and Living Environment” 

No.59 July 2010

Asian Breeze No.55

  • WOMEN TODAY―”How we think about what we do” by Ms. Mieko NISHIMIZU, Former Vice President, The World Bank Group, Partner, ThinkTank SophiaBank
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Gender-Sensitive Measure to Prevent HIV/AIDS (Part 1)”
  • FEATURES― The 19th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women “Eat the Earth, Eat on the Earth”
  • Commemorative Lecture on KFAW’s 15th Anniversary

No. 55 February 2009

Asian Breeze No.53

  • WOMEN TODAY― by Ms. Yuko ARIMORI, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Sports and Gender (Part 2)―Gender Bias regarding Sports and Exercises”
  • Participating in the 52nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
  • Foreign Correspondents’ Reports “Women and Community Activities”

No. 53 June 2008