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

Date:      September 22-23, 2015
Location: Lap-Chee College, Jockey Club Student Village III, HKU

Day One – September 22, 2015

Time Session Speakers
9:00-9:30 Registration  
9:30-9:50 Opening Speeches

Chair: Mr. Anthony Carlisle, Supervisor, International Affairs, GOH

Guest Speakers:

  • Ms. Emilia Hsieh, Director, Civic Dialogue and International Affairs, GOH
  • Dr. Pauline Liu, Senior Tutor, Lap Chee College, HKU
  • Ms. Lisa Moore, Research and Advocacy Manager, TWF
9:50-10:00 Agenda Rundown & Selection of Statement Writing Committee Chair: Mr. Anthony Carlisle
10:00-10:30 Introductory Game Chair: Ms. Lisa Moore & Ms. Jess Jacobson
10:30-12:00 Theme I:
Gender Stereotypes and the Media
What impact does the media have on how we understand gender stereotypes, what implications is this having, and what interventions can we make?

Moderator: Ms. Jess Jacobson, Programme and Campaign Manager, TWF

  1. Ms. Nicola Fan, Graphic Designer, Filmmaker and Director of She Objects
  2. Ms. Yumeno Nito, Founder, Colabo, Japan
  3. Ms. Hanui Lee, Programme Coordinator, Policy Centre, Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC)
  4. Dr. Sarah J. Aiston, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, HKU
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-14:30 Theme II :
Protecting Marginalized Girls through International Treaties and Local Actions
What international treaties exist to keep governments accountable to the needs of girls, and how can we use these ordinances to advance the agenda of girls’ rights?

Moderator: Ms. Lisa Moore/HKU student

  1. Mr. Peter Charles Reading, Legal Counsel , Equal Opportunities Commission, Hong Kong
  2. Mrs. Undrakh Chinchullun, Director, Princess Center, Mongolia
  3. Ms. Yi-Chen Tsao, Specialist, R&D Department, GOH
  4. Dr. Pui Kei Eleanor Cheung
14:30-15:00 Tea Time  
15:00-16:00 Q&A, Sharing, Feedback & Close Moderator: Ms. Lisa Moore/Mr. Anthony Carlisle


Day Two – September 23, 2015

Time Session Speaker
9:00-9:30 Registration  
9:30-10:00 Building Girl Friendly Cities – Synthesis of Day 1 and Conference Statement Moderator: Mr. Anthony Carlisle
10:00-11:30 Regional Partnerships in Advocating Girls’ Human Rights – Prospects and Challenges Moderator: Dr. Brenda Alegre, Lecturer of Sexuality and Gender and Resident Tutor, Lap-Chee College, HKU
11:30-12:00 End of Conference: Closing remarks, group photo  

Want to go?
To register for the conference click here.

This conference is organized by:
The Garden of Hope Foundation
The Women’s Foundation
Lap Chee College, The University of Hong Kong

Sponsor: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan)