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Programs for 2010


International Women’s Day Celebration

March 8
Regional and Global

The month of March is dedicated for the women as we commemorate the struggle of the courageous women who fought for equality, justice, peace and development. They have paved the way for us to continue our journey for women’s emancipation. This year once again we would invite the national movements to participate and celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD) in the National Movements with various activities. The members of the Regional Women’s Committee of WSCF AP would come up with a liturgical material to observe the event.

WSCF AP and SCM Joint Women’s Program

There will be four Joint Women’s Programs in the year 2010. The proposed SCM National Movements are: SCM Thailand (May), SCM Sri Lanka (July), SCM Myanmar (August), SCM India (October). Each Program will run for 5 days and will be participated in by 25 to 30 both women and men from the SCM national movements, based on the national movement’s priority. We invite the above mentioned SCMs to send a program proposal with the guidelines below to the Regional Women’s Coordinator.

The RWP SCM Joint Women’s Programme will be on Women Doing Theology (WDT) in the national level. This WDT aims at addressing women’s concerns and issues directly at the local and national level where the real needs of many SCM women are. The SCMs could take the opportunity to initiate and direct the themes that are appropriate in their own context, while also taking an active role in planning, strategizing and co-organising the programme with the Regional Women’s Committee (RWC).

The objectives are :

  1. To equally sharing of programme ownership between the Regional Women’s Committee and the young women in the jSCMs;
  2. To continue the formation and development of women leaders and ensure women leadership and participation in all levels and aspects of SCM work: from analysis generation and conceptualisation, to decision-making, implementation & evaluation.
  3. More participation of young women from the local units of the SCMs to the women’s programmes thus exposing them to the spirit and works of WSCF as well as the ecumenical movements;
  4. Contextualising women’/gender issues and realities in each women’s programme hence enabling the SCMs to work on the issues that they feel closely with.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

November 25 to December 10
Regional and Global

This is an international campaign starting on November 25, International Day against Violence against Women and will close on December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. The RWC members will come up with a guide line for different activities to observe these significant days with the national movements.

Scholarship for Women Students
in Ewha Graduate School of Theology (EGST)

Seoul, South Korea

We congratulate Ms. Daisy Roy from SCM Bangladesh and Ms. Milka Hanook from SCM Pakistan who are being selected by the EGST for full scholarship to study Masters of Theology in EGST. EGST has been one of the best theological institutions for Korean and Asian Christian women. Ewha faculty members have strong academic commitment to develop theological study and practice from Asian feminist perspectives. EGST also has strong networks with other Asian theological associations and feminist organizations. Ewha graduates have contributed to women’s humanization and liberation, and promoted ecclesiastical and social transformation in Korea, Asia and the world. Daisy and Milka will be reporting the college on 24th February 2010. We wish them all the very best for their studies.