Come on and participate in the "International Women's Conference in lbaraki!"
Admission free. The lbaraki Prefectural Government is working to create a gender-equal society. The International Women's Conference in lbaraki will provide a forum for participants to consider how to guarantee human rights and ensure gender equality from an intemational perspective, together with women in government from East Asian nations.
Date: 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday, June 19, 1999 Location: Tsukuba Intemational Congress Center (EPOCHAL TSUKUBA)
Program 10:00 - 12:00 Workshop: "Empowerment of Women" (Reports, discussions, and presentations on daily activities and opinions) 13:00 - 17:00 Keynote Address: "Toward the Gender-Equal Society" Speaker: Haniwa Natori (Director of the Office for Gender Equality, Cabinet Councilor, Prime Minister's Office) Panel Discussion: "Let our Voices from Beijing Reverberate into the 21st Century" Coordinator: Kaku Sechiyama (Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo) Panelists: Senior Officials of National Institutes for the Advancement of Women in East and Southeast Asian Countries and the Director of Ibaraki-ken Women's Plaza 18:00 - 19:30 Informal Gathering at Sansuitei
Participating countries: Brunei Darussalam, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Kingdom of Thailand, Malaysia, Union of Myanmar, Mongolia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Singapore, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and Japan
Application: Send an application either by mail (post card) or facsimile, specifying your address, name, telephone number, and the session(s) in which you wish to participate (workshop, international conference, and/or informal gathering), to the following address or facsimile number. Please let us know whether or not you may wish to use the babies' room.
Mailing address: Women's and Youth Division, Ibaraki Prefectural Government, 978-6, Kasahara-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 310-8555 Japan Telephone number: 029-301-2178 Facsimile number: 029-301-2189
Deadline: Applications must be received by us by Wednesday, June 2, 1999. We will select participants by lottery and send them a registration card.
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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