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Turning Laws into Actions: Eliminating Gender-based Violence in Asia-Pacific
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Summit on Gender-based Violence
June 16-18, 2021 I Hong Kong I Live on Zoom


DAY 1:  June 16, 2021 (Wednesday)



Welcome & Opening Remarks

14:15-14:20 (GMT+8)

Virtual Group Photo



Session 1: Global and Regional Perspectives

Objective: Highlight international frameworks and good practices to guide the law and practice in ending gender-based violence in the Asia-Pacific region.


Keynote Speaker


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Topic: The Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention: a Site for Innovative Practice as well as Struggle for Democracy

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Topic: Recent Development and Challenge in GBV Prevention at Work-perspective from Taiwan

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Topic: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: CEDAW and Women’s Human Rights in HK 


Topic: A survivor's Voice - From Seeking Individual Justice to Fighting for the Rights of the Group (tentative)

Mei  (pseudonym)

Domestic Violence survivor
Founder, Purple Ribbon Mother's Love

(Mainland China)






Session 2: State/Institutional Responsibilities for Greater Access to Justice

Objective: Provide an overview of current challenges and gaps hindering efficient policing and the judicial response to violence in the Asia-Pacific region. Discuss recommendations on how to bring laws and practice into conformity with international human rights obligations. Map institutional responsiveness and reforms needed for strong legislation and for policies to be translated into action. Present the experiences of women’s and girls’ access to justice from the perspectives of the courts and law enforcement.



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Topic: Global Right But Local Responsibility: Holding Governments Accountable for a Violence Free World for all Women with Disabilities


Topic: The Long Lasting Impact of Wartime Sexual Violence and Accountability


Topic: Development of Taiwan's Women and Children Safety System in Police Policies and its Practical Applications

Dr Wu Chi-an

Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Investigation, Taiwan Police College


Language: Simultaneous English/Putonghua/Cantonese interpretation will be provided

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