East Asia Sub-regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls — Building Girl Friendly Cities

This exciting event at Lap-Chee College, Hong Kong University on 22-23 September 2015 is organized by the Garden of Hope Foundation in partnership with Lap-Chee College and the Women’s Foundation, Hong Kong .

The East Asia Sub-regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls (Building Girl Friendly Cities) follows from similar meetings for South Asia in Chandigarh last year and for Southeast Asia in Phnom Penh earlier this year. These gatherings bring our partners in the sub-regions together to learn how the Asian Girl Campaign is working on the ground, and to give activists a platform to share information with each other.

We are proud to be hosting the East Asia in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. This time, we are sending out an invitation to college students in Hong Kong to attend so we can hear the voices of Asian girls – and boys. As well as students, other leaders of the girls’ human rights movement in East Asia from Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Mongolia will be among the inspiring speakers at the conference.

The goal of the event is to explore ideas and share best practices on how to create cities in Asia where girls can live in dignity, let their voices be heard, and fulfill their full potential. Topics will focus on the needs of vulnerable girls (including LBT, new migrants and young mothers), the negative and positive roles the media can play in empowering or exploiting girls, and how young people can use structures like CEDAW to improve their situations.

Click here to sign up for the conference.

Day 1 (Tue, Sep 22)
0900-1000       Registration & Opening
1000-1200       Theme I: Gender Stereotypes and the Media
1300-1550       Theme II: Protection and Development of Marginalized Girls
1610-1730       Theme III: Policies and Practices towards Delivering the Promises of CEDAW, and Other Treaties

Day 2 (Wed, Sep 23)
0900-1000       Regional Partnerships in Advocating Girls’ Human Rights – Prospects and Challenges
1000-1200       Building Girl Friendly Cities – Consensus Session

Lap Chee College,
Jockey Club Student Village III,
The University of Hong Kong

Organized by:
The Garden of Hope Foundation
The Women’s Foundation
Lap Chee College, The University of Hong Kong.

Sponsor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan)