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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
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.
|August 4, 2014 (Monday)|
|August 5, 2014 (Tuesday)|
|August 6, 2014 (Wednesday)|
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.