PPSEAWA Malaysia was highly honored to receive PPSEAWA International President Teresa Hintzke during her 2011 Asia Pacific Tour from April 1 – 3, 2011. She had earlier visited Bangkok, Thailand, but had to miss Japan which was badly affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
In cooperation with the Thai Catholic Women Association, PPSEAWA Thailand set up activities and vocational trainings for women prisoners, to get them ready to live a normal life and be able to support themselves after being released. To commemorate the International Women's Day of March 8, a special speaker was invited to guide the women prisoners to learn to be confident in themselves and also learn to trust and respect the others.
On March 30, 2011, PPSEAWA Thailand hosted welcome luncheon in honor of PPSEAWA International President 's visit to Thailand Chapter . There were 20 members of the Board of Committee, including Past Presidents and Honorary Advisors attended with Thanpuying Wiwan Woraan Sreshthaputra (Honorary Member & Advisor)
PPSEAWA International PResident's Visit to PPSEAWA Thailand Women's Project at Samut Sakorn Province, on March31, 2011
In order to have more personal contact with and create better cohesiveness among the National Chapters of PPSEAWA International, as the International President 2010-2013, I have embarked on fulfilling this concept.
Mid-Term Council Meeting
PPSEAWA members who are not on the International Council are invited to attend the Mid-Term Council Meeting as observers.
All PPSEAWA members are invited to attend the Workshop. The final schedule will be posted as details become available.
Travel and Visa Information
The participant is responsible for her own travel and visa arrangements. There are two airports that service Taipei: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH).
UN Women has launched an online Quiz that tests your knowledge on violence against women and girls. Available in English, French and Spanish, it addresses questions such as: How widespread is violence against women and girls? What solutions have worked to stop it? How many countries have laws to address common forms, such as domestic violence?
The PPSEAWA International Executive Council would like to welcome and congratulate our newly nominated PPSEAWA International Membership Convener: Akari Yamada; Chicago Chapter, PPSEAWA USA. Akari is also our Assistant Secretary International. We all wish her well in this new undertaking.
Peacemaking in Asia and the Pacific: Women's participation, perspectives and priorities, is the latest publication of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue's initiative on Women at the Peace Table Asia Pacific. This collection of articles explores the reasons for women's under-representation in peace processes, in terms of both participation in peace processes and gender content in agreements.