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RWP Programs for 2013

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Women Doing Theology Workshop 2011
“A Critical Feminist Reading of the Bible for Women’s Liberation and Transformation”

October 25-31, 2011
Bangkok, Thailand
WDT 2011

Twenty young women leaders from the national SCMs of Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, participated in the said workshop. The workshop was intent to bring the young women leaders together and provide a space to articulate their life experiences as woman in their own context and facilitate to develop critical feminist analysis framework of women’s oppression, to understand the significance of feminist theology for women’s liberation and transformation, to develop hermeneutical frameworks and methods to enable the participants to re read the Bible together from critical feminist perspectives. [read on]

Regional Women’s Programme 2011

The RWP aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To create a space where human relationships are nurtured and develop each other’s spiritual formation.
  2. To develop tools for critical feminist analysis, which is more wholistic to think beyond gender analysis to break the structures of domination and subordination;
  3. To empower women to recognize their rights and wisdom to seek self-liberation and transformation; [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme:
RWP - Student YMCA and SCM Japan
“Violence against Women: Going beyond Gender Analysis”

March 6-8, 2011
Tokyo, Japan
RWP - Student YMCA and SCM Japan Joint Miriam Program

This Joint Women’s Programme was organized in collaboration with the Miriam programme of the Student YMCA and SCM Japan. Miriam programme is an ongoing programme on women’s concerns in SCM Japan. Around 12 women and 3 men from Student YMCA and SCM Japan participated in the workshop. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme:
RWP - SCM Sri Lanka
Women Doing Theology workshop
“A Feminist Reading of the Bible and VAW in Sri Lanka”

February 23-28, 2011
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Regional Women’s Programme - SCM Sri Lanka Joint Women’s Programme

Regional Women’s Programme – SCM Sri Lanka Joint Women’s Programme (RWPJWP) was hosted by the SCM Sri Lanka. This workshop was conducted in the national level focusing on the theme:  “A Feminist Reading of the Bible and VAW in Sri Lanka”. 15 young women from SCM SL, Theological College, and from Churches participated the workshop. [read on]

Programs for 2011

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
"Say NO to Violence against Women and Girl Children"

PosterNovember 25 to December 10, 2010

WSCF AP is encouraging to all the Student Christian Movements and like minded groups to participate in the journey of women's emancipation. We invite you to organize creative workshops on Violence against Women and Girl children in your local SCMs on any day or all the days, starting from 25th November 2010. The students and youth of SCMs and the like minded groups are invited to participate in the workshop and contribute POEMS, SONGS, PRAYERS, ARTS, DRAWINGS, and CARTOONS etc. on “Say NO to Violence against Women and Girl Children.” [read on, download poster]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Myanmar SCM
"Women and Men in Partnership for Empowerment in the Challenging World"

Regional Women’s Programme – SCM Myanmar Joint Women’s ProgrammeJune 22-26, 2010
Yangon, Myanmar

The WSCF AP RWP JWP was organized by the SCM Myanmar on the theme “Women and Men in Partnership for empowerment in the Challenging World”. The programme was held from June 22-26, 2010 at the Myanmar Council of Churches (MCC) in Yangon, Myanmar. [read on]

AWRC Holds Coordinating Team Meeting

AWRC Holds Coordinating Team MeetingMay 17-21, 2010
Jogjakarta, Indonesia

The Coordinating Team Members (CTM) of the Asian Women Resource Centre for Culture and Theology (AWRC) held its meeting in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, from May 17-21, 2010. The CTM is the policy/decision making body of AWRC which acts as the executive committee of the organization and meets once a year. [read on]

Worship Order for the International Women's Day, 8th March 2010
"We are created in God's Image"

Worship OrderThe 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 have come up with a liturgical material to observe the event.

IWD Background

RWP Programs for 2010

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Women Doing Theology Workshop 2009
“Women’s Liberation and Transformation”

WDT 2009November 14-22, 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia

The Women Doing Theology Workshop was held from November 14-22, 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia on the theme “Women and Identity”. 18 young women from Asia and the Pacific participated in the said workshop, representing the SCM National movements. [read on]

Concept Paper

Feminist Critical Analysis through
Re-reading the Bible from the Feminist Perspectives

Re-reading the Bible from the Feminist PerspectivesMarch 11-13, 2009
Bangkok, Thailand

This workshop was held from March 11-13, 2009 at the Bangkok Christian Guest house just before the Regional Women’s Committee. The members of the Regional Women’s Committee (RWC) were the participants of this workshop. [read on]

Call to observe the International Women’s Day
"Envisioning a Just World for God’s Creation: Called to Repent and Reconcile"

LiturgyMarch 8, 2009

The month March is dedicated for the women as we commemorate the struggle of the courageous women who fought for equality, justice, peace and development. Who have paved the way for us to continue our journey for women’s emancipation. This year once again we invite you all to participate and celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD) in your National Movements with various activities. Since the whole month is dedicated for women you are free to choose the day to observe the IWD according to your convenience. [read on]

Liturgy for the International Women’s Day

Programs for 2009

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Reflections on the Regional Women’s Program 2008

RWPThe Women’s Program in 2008 has benefitted young women by providing a common platform from each sub-region to share experiences, exchange ideas and plan of actions to deal with the patriarchal and stereo typical societies, and advocate gender justice effectively in their communities. [read on]

South Asia Women Leaders Capacity Enhancement Training Programme

November 18-22, 2008
New Delhi, India

The South Asia Women Leaders Capacity Enhancement Partnership Programme was organized by the Ecumenical Fomation, Gender Justice and Youth Empowerment (EGY) CCA and South Asia Ecumenical Partnership Programme - SAEPP (WCC). The programme was held on November 18-22, 2008, hosted by the Church of North India at the CNI Bhavan, New Delhi. [read on]

Women Leadership Training in Myanmar

Women Leadership Training in MyanmarOctober 6-9, 2008
Yangon, Myanmar

The Women Leadership Training was held on Contemporary Issues October 6-9, 2008 in Yangon. Thirty women were selected to participate in the training with eight SCM staff and facilitators. [read on]

South East Asia Sub Regional Women’s Programme
on Women and Migration

South East Asia Sub Regional Women’s Programme on Women and MigrationOctober 24-27, 2008
Manila, Philippines

The Programme was held from 24-31 October 2008, at the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, and the Bay View Hotel, Manila, Philippines. Ten (10) young women from the National SCMs of Myanmar, Indonesia,Timor Leste, Philippines, Hong Kong and Korea participated in this programme. [read on]

South Asia Sub Regional Women’s Programme
on Young Women Leadership Formation

"Women’s Response to Poverty, Trafficking and HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Hopes"

South Asia Sub Regional Women’s Programme on Young Women Leadership FormationJune 14-20, 2008
Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Sub Regional Women’s Programme was held on June 14-20, 2008 at KARITAS, Dhaka, Bangaladesh on the theme; Women’s Response to the growing concerns of Poverty, Trafficking and HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Hopes. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - SCM Pakistan
"From Gender Sensitivity to Genuine Partnership"

RWP-SCM Pakistan Joint Women’s Programme April 4-7, 2008
Lahore, Pakistan

The RWP-SCM Pakistan JWP was scheduled to be held in Pakistan in the year 2007, but due to the political turmoil in the country it was not possible to go ahead with our scheduled plan in that year. Finally the said programe was organized on the theme From Gender Sensitivity to Genuine Partnership which was held from April 4-7, 2008 at the Ecumenical Centre, Lahore, Pakistan. [read on]

Programs for 2008

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Women Doing Theology 2007
"Women & Sexuality: Transcending Boundaries and Embracing Inclusiveness"

Women Doing Theology 2007November 13-19, 2007
Seoul, South Korea

The Women Doing Theology Workshop was held from November 13-19, 2007 in Seoul, South Korea on the theme “Women & Sexuality: Transcending Boundaries & Embracing Inclusiveness.” [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - SCM Timor Leste
Workshop on Women Doing Theology

JWP RWP - SCM Timor LesteNovember 8, 2007
Dili, Timor Leste

The workshop on women doing theology was focused on the theme “women’s sexuality”. It was held on November 8, 2007 at Hosana IPTL Church compound in Dili and participated by 30 participants coming from church organizations, SCM, YMCA, Nazarene Youth Center and IDPs around Dili. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Cambodia SCM
"Women in Cambodia in the Context of Globalization,
Migration and HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Hopes"

October 24-27, 2007
Cambodia

The RWP-SCM JWP was held from October 24-27, 2007 at the Cambodia Student Christian Mission (CSCM) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on the theme, “Women in Cambodia in the Context of Globalization, Migration and HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Hopes.” [read on]

AWRC Young Women Doing Theology Workshop
“Life Stories in the Tension between Power and Empowerment”

AWRC Young Women Doing TheologyAugust 16-25, 2007
Tainan, Taiwan

The Regional Women’s Coordinator attended the above mentioned workshop organized by the Asian Women’s Resource Centre for Culture and Theology. The theme was “Life Stories in the Tension between Power and Empowerment” with a special focus on “Understanding My Body, My Self and My Faith from a Critical Feminist Perspective”. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - SCM Timor Leste
Seminar on Exploring the Role of Women in the Context of Timor Leste

May 26, 2007
Dili, Timor Leste

The seminar was took place in May, 26th 2007 at SCM TL compound in Dili on the theme “The women’s role from Biblical Perspective and East Timor socio culture context”. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - SCM Timor Leste
Women’s Leadership Training:
“Understanding of women’s leadership based on gender equality”

JWP RWP - SCM Timor LesteFebruary 8-11, 2007
Dili, Timor Leste

This programme was held from 8-11 February 2007 at Hosana IPTL church compound in Dili, Timor Leste. 30 women participated in this programme representing SCM, YMCA, IPTL congregations, Assembly of God’s church, Pentacostal church and female Inter-displaced persons (IDPs) around Dili. [read on]

Programs for 2007

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Women’s Internship Programme 2006
Anna Cho (Korea SCF) with NGOs in Malaysia

Women’s Internship Programme 2006A young woman, Anna Cho from KSCF (Korea SCM), was selected to participate in the Women’s Internship Programme 2006. Anna had her internship with two NGOs in Malaysia, namely All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) and Youth for Change (Y4C). AWAM was to initiate Anna with advocacy, campaigning and monitoring work particularly on women’s rights issues as it works on women’s rights empowerment through its programmes on media critique, social services reference, legal advice and training workshops. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Hong Kong SCM
Gender Camp 2006

September 22-24, 2006
Hong Kong

The major aim of the Gender Camp 2006 was to raise the gender awareness of the SCM students and to reflect on the church teachings on gender, sexuality and our bodies. A total of 15 students participated in this 2-day camp. The programme contents included interactive exercises, bible study, inputs and analysis. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Japan Student YMCA
Gender Sensitivity Workshop

JWP RWP - Japan Student YMCAAugust 31 - September 1, 2006
Tozanso, Japan

The Miriam Project is an annual women’s programme for SCMers in Japan, especially for new members to the SCM and the 1st year undergraduates. The programme for this year’s Miriam Project addresses the topic on Gender Sensitivity and the aims are: [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - SCM Aotearoa and Australia
Women’s Conference: “The Face of Women: Themes of Identity”

JWP RWP - Australian SCMJuly 25-28, 2006
Melbourne, Australia

This Women’s Conference brought 15 women from the Australian SCM and SCM Aotearoa New Zealand to Melbourne where the theme of the various identities women carry in their lives is explored. The participants reflected on issues of identity on the self, in the family, in the community, in church, in the media and in the SCM itself. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Korea SCF
Gender Sensitivity Training

JWP RWP - Korea SCFJuly 10-20, 2006
Manila, Philippines

Twenty participants from the KSCF (Korean Student Christian Federation) journeyed to the Philippines for this workshop that includes study sessions on Gender Analysis, Systemic Analysis of Oppression, Feminist Theologies and Hermeneutics, and an exposure trip to the former US military base in the Philippines to study on the issue of women working in the sex industry as well as women migrant workers. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - SCM Philippines
Women Doing Theology (WDT)

May 20-24, 2006
Davao, Philippines

This is a national-wide workshop for the SCMers in the Philippines. The 30 participants include both women and men SCMers. The activities included: Exposure on women peasants and workers, visits to women survivors of violence against women (VAW); [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Taiwan SCM
Taiwan SCM Gender Group

February 3, 2006
Hsin-chu, Taiwan

Taiwan SCM (TSCM) Gender Working Group was formed soon after last year’s RWP-Taiwan SCM Joint Women’s Programme in August. Since then, the Core Members have been keeping their spirit and energy in planning programmes on women and gender issues, one of which is the Gender Workshop in the Bible Study Camp organised by the Higher Education Department of Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT). [read on]

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Women’s Internship Programme 2005
Chang Hee Won (KSCF) and Sayun Chiang Wan Chen (TSCM)
with the BATIS Center for Women in the Philippines

Women’s Internship Programme 2005June-October 2005
BATIS Centre for Women, Philippines

The Regional Women’s Programme (RWP) sent 2 young women SCMers (Chang Hee Won from Korea and Sayun Chiang Wan Chen from Taiwan) for a 3-month internship from the period of June to October 2005 with the BATIS Center for Women (Philippines) in the first Women’s Internship Programme. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Cambodia SCM
“Women and Men in Partnership for Change and Development in Cambodia”

September 23-28, 2005
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The RWP-Cambodia SCM Joint Women’s Programme was held from 23-28 September 2005 in Phnom Penh. 35 women and men students participated in this first Women’s Programme of the Cambodia SCM (CSCM) since it was formed in 1999. The theme that CSCM has chosen was “Women and Men in Partnership for Change and Development in Cambodia”. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Taiwan SCM
“Women’s Image in Taiwanese Society”

August 15-19, 2005
Taipei, Taiwan

The RWP-Taiwan SCM Joint Women’s Programme took place from 15-19 August 2005 in Taipei. The theme was “Women’s Image in Taiwanese Society” and throughout the 5-day workshop, the 10 participants were challenged to reflecting on the roles and images of Taiwanese women from a feminist perspective. [read on]

Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Myanmar SCM
Capacity-Building Training Programme

JWP RWP - Myanmar SCMJuly 4-8, 2005
Yangon, Myanmar

The Myanmar National Women Leadership capacity-building training programme concluded successfully on 4-8 July 2005 in Yangon. 29 participants participated in this leadership workshop with the theme “Confidence”. [read on]

First Joint Women’s Programme: RWP - Bangladesh SCM
“Building an equal world both for women and men”

First JWP RWP - Bangladesh SCMMay 18-22, 2005
Meherpur, Bangladesh

The first RWP-SCM Joint Women’s Programme of WSCF Asia-Pacific in 2005 took place in Bangladesh on 18-22 May in Meherpur. The theme of the programme was “Building an equal world both for women and men”. [read on]

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Report on Women Doing Theology 2004
"Women in the Bible: Women of Struggle, Courage, Hope and Action"

October 1 to 9, 2004
Sri Lanka

Women Doing Theology (WDT) 2004 was held in Sri Lanka on 1-9 October 2004, in the Lasallian Centre. 20 young women and men students from the National Movements of India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh participated in this programme. [read on]

Concept paper
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Report on Women Doing Theology 2003

February 28 to March 9, 2003
Philippines

WDT 2003Women Doing Theology (WDT) 2003 was held in Philippines on 28 February - 9 March 2003, in the Women and Ecology Wholeness Organic Farm in Cavite, 3 hours away from busy Manila. 18 young women leaders from all National Movements of India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and Aotearoa New Zealand, including 2 representatives from the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS) and Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) as part of an ecumenical partnership, participated in this programme. [read on]

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Women Doing Theology 2002

September 1 to 10, 2002
Aotearoa New Zealand

Women Doing Theology (WDT) 2002 was held in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand on 1-10 September 2002. 17 young women leaders from all National Movements of India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and Aotearoa New Zealand participated in this programme. The programme consists of sessions on Gender Analysis, Bible Study and Skills Training which were in conjunction with WSCF AP Regional Women’s Programme’s mission and vision of empowering young women leaders in knowledge as well as in skills. The following is a short report on the programme. [read on]

Media release

Regional Women’s Program 2002
"Women Empowerment for Transformation: Trafficking of Women in Northeast Asia"

March 1 to 9, 2002
Taiwan

The Regional Women’s Program, “Women Empowerment for Transformation: Trafficking of Women in Northeast Asia” was held in Taipei, Taiwan on 1-9 March 2002. There were altogether 13 participants from the Northeast Asia movements of Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. [read on]

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Regional Women’s Program 2001
"From Gender Sensitivity to Genuine Partnership: WSCF AP Journey"

November 7 to 16, 2001
Hong Kong

The Regional Women’s Program, “From Gender Sensitivity to Genuine Partnership: WSCF AP Journey” was held in Hong Kong’s Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village on November 7-16, 2001. There were altogether 13 participants from Asia-Pacific consisting of 6 male and 7 female participants. This gender balance that was needed for this workshop was achieved with a good understanding and support of the National Movements when it was relayed to them that a criteria for the appropriate selection of participants has to be followed. [read on]