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Turning Laws into Action: Eliminating Gender-based Violence in Asia-Pacific

The 3rd Asia Pacific Summit on Gender-based Violence

16-18 June 2021 I Hong Kong I Live on Zoom

Programme

DAY 1:  16 June 2021 (Wednesday)

14:00-14:15 

(GMT+8)

Opening Session

Prof Hualing Fu

Warren Chan Professor in Human Rights and Responsibilities

Dean, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

(Hong Kong)

Prof Wang Pei-ling

Chairperson of Board, Taiwan Coalition Against Violence (TCAV)

Professor, Dept of Social Policy & Social Work, National Chi Nan University

(Taiwan)

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

Virtual Group Photo

14:20-16:20 

(GMT+8)

Session 1: Global and Regional Perspectives

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

Moderator

Ms Puja Kapai

Convenor, Women’s Studies Research Centre

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

(Hong Kong)

Keynote Speaker

Topic:

Dr Heisoo Shin

Memeber, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, UN

Visiting Profressor, Ewha Womans University

(Republic of Korea)

Speakers

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Topic:

Ms Dai Xiao Lei

Memeber, Purple Ribbon Mothers' Group

Domestic Violence Survivor 

(Mainland China)

Topic:

Ms Wang Ju-hsuan

Chairperson, Yongzhan Social Welfare Charity Foundation

(Taiwan)

Topic:

Ms Mabel Au Mei-po

Memeber, Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities

(Hong Kong)

16:20-16:30

(GMT+8)

Break

16:30-18:30

(GMT+8)

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

Objective: Provide an overview of current challenges and gaps hindering an efficient police and judicial response to violence in Asia-Pacific. 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 actions. Present experiences of women’s and girls’ access to justice from the perspectives of the courts and law enforcement.

Moderator

Ms Feng Yuan

Equality

(Mainland China)

Speakers

Topic: 

Ms Nidhi Goyal

Disability and Gender Rights Activist

Founder / Director, Rising Flame

(India)

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Topic: GBV as Systemic Military Aggression Towards Ethnic Minorities/ Institutional Inadequicies as Institutionaized Oppression/ 

Challenges & Opportunities for Reforms in Myanmar

Ms Thyn Z. Oo

Program Director, The PLAN: Public Legal Aid Network

(Myanmar)

Topic:

Mr Wu Ch-an

Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Investigation, Taiwan Police College

(Taiwan)

Topic:

Mr Wan Fei

Founder, "No Violence at Home" Police preventing domestic violence

(Mainland China)

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

Dr Fumie Ohashi

Associate Professor, Ochanomizu Women's University

(Japan)

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

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