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WAGI launches 1st Southeast Asian Women’s Summit

The Women and Gender Institute convened the 1st Southeast Asian Women’s Summit on November 7-9, 2017 at Miriam College, Quezon City. In celebration of ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary, which coincides with the Philippines as Chair of the ASEAN, the Summit brought together women and feminist groups from a broad range of sector and institution to critically discuss the issues and challenges faced by women in ASEAN. This year’s theme is “50 years of ASEAN: What’s in it for women and Why women are in it?”

Notable speakers present were Vice President Leni Robredo, Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, Singaporean Ambassador Kok Li Peng, and environment advocate Gina Lopez.

Towards the end of the summit, participants gave critical insights and recommendations based on the sessions they attended. Some of the important recommendations they shared include challenging the policy of non-interference to address human rights violations, strengthening women’s access to justice, supporting women’s political participation in peace processes, recognizing and preserving the industry of indigenous weaving and other artistic expressions, and upholding the UN Convention of Right of Persons with Disabilities.

The 1st Southeast Asian Women’s Summit is dedicated to the late Sen. Leticia Ramos Shahani who was the co-convener of the last four National Women’s Summit.

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