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World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2014

Theme: Serving Together- Women’s Capacity Building and Education in Asia and Africa

Date: August 4 –15, 2014

Venue: Duksung Women’s University

Co-Hosted and Organized by the UN Women & Duksung Women’s University

I. Background 

Gender equality and women development are becoming more important than ever in the contemporary world. Many countries have special ministries focusing on women issues to encourage women participation in all kinds of social spectrum and promote gender equality. In this context, the UN Women and Duksung Women’s University established a partnership in 2011. The first World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women was held in August, 2012. In the World Congress 2012, more than 400 young women from Asia and Africa participated to share their views on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and also joined various training programs. Duksung Women’s University and the UN Women are organizing the World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women in August, 2014 in Seoul, Korea. The main theme of the World Congress 2014 is “Serving Together: Women’s Capacity Building and Education in Asia and Africa”. 

II. Basic Outline 
The World Congress 2014 will provide education and training programs for young women. The World Congress will also develop linkages for volunteer projects and internships along with external partners in the public, private sectors and NGO/INGOs. The current issues on women volunteerism and internships will be discussed. This event will make possible to establish international networks and to encourage cooperation among young women from Asia and Africa. In order to build up women’s capacity, the World Congress will prepare for discussion on planning and budgeting, peace and security, equality, empowerment and violence against women.

The World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2014



The World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2014



August 4, 2014 (Monday)
Global Partnership Forum
Serving Together
10:00-10:30 Opening Session
10:40-12:00 Global Leaders Forum
“Gender Partnership and Women Development”
12:00-13:30 Luncheon

Panel I:
“Womenomics for Sustainable Development”

Panel II:
“Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Agricultural Value Chain”

16:30-18:00 Plenary: University Presidential Roundtable
“New Paradigms and Initiatives for Global Partnership among Universities”
18:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Poster Session
August 5, 2014 (Tuesday)
09:30-10:00 Opening Session

Student’s Contest 1: Career Development-
“Develop the Education System for Women’s Capacity Building and Job Creation”

Student’s Contest 2: Health and Nutrition-
“Institutional Building for Women’s Health and Nutrition”

12:30-14:00 Luncheon

Student’s Contest 3: Science and Technology-
“Developing the Internet of Things to Make Women’s Lives Better”

Student’s Contest 4: Art & Design-
“How to Apply Traditional Folk Arts into New Modern Design?”

18:00-19:00 Dinner
19:00-21:00 Global Cultural Festival
August 6, 2014 (Wednesday)
09:00-11:00 A Model UN Women
“How to Promote Gender Equality by Educational Institutions?”
11:00-12:00 Closing Session &
Seoul Declaration for Global Partnership: Action Plan
12:00-14:30 Luncheon
17:30-21:00 Dinner &
Korean Culture Night

Applications are to be made on the basis of teams of three (EITHER three females OR 2 females and 1 male). Each team should apply to one of the Student's Contest topics/panels. Send your application form together with (1) your resume, (2) a recommendation letter (applicant who is not a university student is to submit a recommendation letter from the head of an affiliated institution), and (3) a 500-word abstract of your team’s presentation.

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