Detailed Program

The 4th World Conference of Women’s Shelters

November 5-8, 2019
Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC), Kaohsiung, Taiwan

'The organizer reserves the rights to make changes on the program without prior notice.'

Unless otherwise stated, the dress code is smart casual.

Tue, Nov 5

Venue: KEC Rm 301 & W1 Outdoor Space
09:00-14:00 Registration 
14:00-15:30 Opening 
15:30-16:00 Break 

16:00-17:15

Plenary 1: Emerging issues 

Venue: Rm 301
This session will be an open space for discussion on new and emerging issues such as data collection, privacy, LGBTQ shelter management, the place of shelter services in the UN Sustainable Development Goals architecture, workplace sexual harassment, institutional abuse, and more.

Speakers

  • Karuna Nain  ( Global Safety Policy Manager, Facebook (TBC) )
  • Linda Wong (Executive Director of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women (ACSVAW).)
  • Hsu Shou-Wen (Chairperson of Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights)
17:10-17:30 Break 
17:30-20:30 * Gala Dinner  (Venue: W1 Outdoor Space). Dress code: TBC

Wed, Nov 6

Venue: KEC 3rd floor

08:15-09:15

Plenary 2: Art and Advocacy 

Venue: Rm 301


To touch minds and hearts for action and change requires touching people on an emotional level, and one of the best ways to is through the arts. This plenary will discuss issues of using the arts to stop gender-based violence, sexual harassment in our workplaces, changing opinion and even raising money!

Speakers

  • Yalitza Aparicio  (Oscar nominated leading actress - Roma)
  • Margarita Guillé  (General Director of Red Interamericana de Refugios y Casas de Acogida (RIRE))
  • Josephine Lin  (Artist director at Even Near Playback Theatre)
  • Choi Young-Mi  (a well-known  poet and novelist from the Republic of Korea)
09:15-09:30 Break 
09:30-11:00 Workshop Sessions 
Venues: Rms 301, 302a, 302b, 302c, 302d, 302e, 303a, 303b, 303c, 303d, 303e, 304a, 304b
11:00-11:15 Break 

11:15-12:45

(90 mins)

Workshop Sessions  
Venues: Rms 301, 302a, 302b, 302c, 302d, 302e, 303a, 303b, 303c, 303d, 303e, 304a, 304b
12:45-13:45 Lunch 

13:45-15:15

(90 mins)

Workshop Sessions 
Venue: Rms 301, 302a, 302b, 302c, 302d, 302e, 303a, 303b, 303c, 303d, 303e, 304a, 304b

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break (book signings- Nina Smart, Choi Young-Mi)

15:45-17:00

(90 mins)

Plenary 3: New methods in shelter management & social work 

Venue: Rm 301


This session will challenge participants to think out of the box about protecting survivors by looking at innovative systems, integration of resources, and services that meet the diverse needs of survivors. We will be debating the question of whether we need shelters, or whether we can move to other ways of preventing violence at home.

Speakers

  • Christine Schuler-Deschryver (Director, City of Joy)
  • Pille Tsopp-Pagan (President, Women Against Violence Europe - WAVE Network)
  • Kaili Lee (Director, Migrant Women Service Center, Garden of Hope Foundation)
  • Julie Oberin (National Chair, WESNET) 

Thu, Nov 7

Venue: KEC 3rd floor
08:15-09:10

Plenary 4 : Policy & Legislation 

Venue: Rm 301

Good public policy frameworks and legal systems can lay the foundations for integrated and comprehensive approaches to ending violence against women. This session will critically examine international standards and goals, explore innovative strategies to improve accountability and coordination, and identify laws and policies that help protect victims and end abuse.

Key speakers

  • Rashida Manjoo (former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women)
  • Aleid van den Brink (Member, GREVIO Committee, the Council of Europe)
  • Fukushima Mizuho (Member, National Diet, Japan)
  • Deependra Kafle (Secretary,  National Women's Commission, Nepal)
9:10-9:20 Break
09:20-10:20

Plenary 5 Equality and economic empowerment 

Venue: Rm 301


Economic empowerment of survivors was identified as a key issue at the 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters. This session will look at strategies to increase the productive earning power of women in ways that enable inclusive community development, reduce poverty and violence, and empower women and girls.

Key speakers

  • Shiori Ito (a world-reknown Japanese journalist and filmmaker, author of Black Box)
  • Nina Smart (an activist of female genital mutilation (FGM))
  • Nafula Faith Wafula (the Vice Chairperson for Policy and Advocacy at the Commonwealth Youth Council)
  • Liu Po Chun (acceptance of 2019 IOC Women and Sport Awards in UN)
  • Micah Spangler (UN Foundation's Director of Advocacy and Humanitarian Affairs)
10:20-10:35 Break 
10:35-12:05 Workshop Sessions  
Venue: Rms 301, 302a, 302b, 302c, 302d, 302e, 303a, 303b, 303c, 303d, 303e, 304a, 304b
12:05-13:30

Lunch 
Venue: Rm 301
12:30-13:15 Luncheon speech hosted by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.

13:30-15:00

(90 mins)

Workshop Sessions, Regional Caucus Meetings 
Venue: Rms 301, 302a, 302b, 302c, 302d, 302e, 303a, 303b, 303c, 303d, 303e, 304a, 304b
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break (book signings- Eve Ensler)
15:30-17:10

Closing Ceremony 

Venue: Rm 301

 

Key speakers

Eve Ensler (known for the play "The Vagina Monologues", author of The Apology)

Fri, Nov 8

Venue: Pick-up and drop-off outside KEC
08:30-17:00

* Study tours 

Conference participants may choose one of the 10 routes for study visits to relevant shelter, DV protection, community housing, and NGOs in the southern Taiwan area. The tours will be conducted concurrently and organized in partnership with the organization to be visited.

* Gala Dinner :   The Gala Dinner Reception (Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, 18:00 – 20:30) is open to all overseas delegates who paid for the registration fee (5th, NOv.), scholarship recipients & Taiwanese delegates who have paid for Gala Dinner.  If you are interested in attending the gala dinner, please email to : 4wcwsinfo@goh.org.tw.

* Study tours :  Study tours have limited capacity of 400 attendees.  We offer prority to all overseas delegates and scholarship recipients.