The 10th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development October 27-30, 2005 | Shangri-La Hotel | Bangkok, Thailand How Does Change Happen? From October 27-30, up to two thousand women's rights activists, academics, policy makers and students will converge upon Bangkok for the most highly anticipated international meeting for women's rights of the year. After Beijing +10, the G8 Summit and the UN World Summit, the AWID Forum is a chance for activists to finally gather together on OUR terms, to set our own agenda, and to be push forward on our global movement towards change. Those who attended the Guadalajara Forum in 2002 already know that the AWID Forum is an unprecedented opportunity to meet some of the best minds, the most progressive organisations, and the most successful changemakers in women's rights and development in the world today. Don't miss out! Join us in Bangkok, and be stimulated, be provoked, be inspired. Registration is still open, although spaces are filling up fast. To register, visit our website at www.awid.org/forum/register_for_forum.htm. Weekly updates: Learning and developing strategies to increase funding for women's rights A major highlight of this Forum will be the launch of AWID's highly anticipated action-research, "Where's the Money for Women's Rights?" This insightful and sometimes surprising report will set out a framework for understanding the current funding climate. An evening plenary - featuring Sylvia Borren of the Dutch Oxfam Novib, Abby Disney of the Daphne Foundation, Maria Eitel of the Nike Foundation and Kavita Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women - will also start the discussions amongst donors and women's organizations about how best to leverage more financial resources for the critical work done by women's groups around the world. Over 170 content-rich sessions to attend Participants will be able to feast from hundreds of carefully selected thought-provoking debates, cutting-edge workshops and practical skillsbuilding sessions. From sessions that explore how feminist economics have contributed to real change to the pitfalls of coalition building, from what we've learned regarding strategies to end trafficking. The full description of sessions will be available on-line at the end of September. Special visa arrangements for Forum delegates Depending on where you live in the world, getting a visa for Thailand can take time. To assist delegates who require visas, AWID and the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs are collaborating on a visa processing system to expedite the process. Next week, a 'Visa document' will be going out to all registered Forum delegates with information about these special visa procedures. In the meantime, delegates who require visas but have not yet submitted their passport information to AWID should contact email@example.com their passport information as soon as possible, as this information is required by the Thai Foreign Ministry to assist with visas. Advertising available in Forum Program Book Advertising space is now available in the Forum program book for individuals and organisations that wish to publicize their work, a new publication, advertise for an upcoming meeting or conference, or simply to extend well wishes to friends and colleagues at the Forum. To purchase space for your message, please email Lina Gomez (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or an application form. Book your accommodation right away AWID has secured special rates at Bangkok hotels close to the AWID Forum in all prices ranges. However, space is filling up fast! We encourage everyone who needs a hotel room to book right away before the special rate rooms are gone! To reserve your accommodation please visit www.awid.org/forum/forum_hotels.htm. For more information AWID Forum website: www.awid.org/forum Email inquiries: email@example.com Telephone inquiries: +1.416.594.3773 Fax inquiries: +1.416.594.0330 Inquiries by Post: AWID, 215 Spadina Ave., Suite 150 Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C7 CANADA The Association for Women's Rights in development is an international membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. ======== Asia Pacific Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to < >. If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact < >. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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