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Regional Women’s Program (RWP)

Programs for 2009

 

Workshop on “Asian Feminist Perspective of Leadership”

February 23 to March 1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This workshop will be organized by the Asian Women’s Resource Centre for Culture and Theology (AWRC). The Regional Women’s Programme of the WSCF AP is the member of the AWRC and represents WSCF AP in the CT Meetings of AWRC. The Women’s Coordinator of WSCF AP will participate in the workshop. The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • To give space for and encourage voices of women’s experience of oppression—exclusion, marginalization and silencing;
  • To critique and analyse the existing leadership and power structures as experienced by women;
  • To examine the texts, traditions, theologies and ideologies that legitimize the oppression of women;
  • To envision and articulate an inclusive Asian feminist ekklesia and alternative models of leadership;
  • To build an Asian feminist ekklesia through practising Asian feminist leadership.

WSCF AP Regional Women Doing Theology (WDT)
“Women's Liberation and Transformation”

September 21 to 29
Indonesia

The Women Doing Theology workshop is a space for the young women of SCMs of the Asia-Pacific Region. Feminist theology begins with our life, hence the women will be able to respond in concrete action to women’s issues in their personal level, national and sub regional contexts in relation to our faith and theological understanding from the Feminist perspective. The workshop will focus on women ‘doing theology’ emphasis on critical feminist analysis (alternative way of analysis) of the women’s issues, for the purpose of liberation and transformation from the societal bondages and structures in relation to the experiences of Asian and Pacific women’s struggles. Through this workshop, the RWP plans to consolidate women’s leadership in the SCMs and ultimately in the wider ecumenical community.

Objectives are:

  • To strengthen and sharpen the feminist critical analysis for a more inclusive and holistic perspective of doing Theological Reflection, understanding the Bible and Theology from the Feminist Perspective among the young women leaders in the movement.
  • To understand and relate feminist theology to social and political realities and issues experienced by women in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • To enable and develop the skills for women leaders to conduct Bible Studies, facilitating sessions on women doing theology in the national movements
  • To explore and develop resources on feminist Bible Studies, women doing theology, women’s stories, songs and liturgies
  • To enable the young women leaders to contribute their knowledge and inspiration to their own National Movements and to the Federation.

16 Day activism to observe the International Day
for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25 to December 10

All the SCM National Movements are invited to participate in the 16 Day activism to eliminate VAW in our communities by organizing different activities in the national and regional levels. The Regional Women’s Committee would prepare guidelines and resources for the national movements.