Subject: [fem-women2000 725] Oct 2002: AWID International Forum - Invitation for Participation
From: lalamaziwa <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 16:30:47 +0900
Seq: 725

in this year's awid forum, there will be a session on 
-  Gender Equality and New Technologies.
pls forward to those interestd. --lalamaziwa

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The Association for Women's Rights in Development presents
The 9th International Forum on WOMEN'S RIGHTS and DEVELOPMENT:

October 3-6, 2002
Guadalajara, Mexico

How can we re-invent globalization to further the rights of all women?

The 9th international AWID Forum, 3-6 October, 2002 in Guadalajara, Mexico 
will take an innovative approach to this central question.  We'll go beyond 
the all too familiar critique of globalization to examine what we really 
see as alternatives and how we translate these alternative visions into 

The AWID Forum is more than just a conference.  It is a unique opportunity 
for the global women's movement to assess their successes and failures and 
forge new strategies. At the Forum we will ask ourselves how we can work 
more effectively, what new strategies are needed and are really good 
practices. This is why the Forum so unique and necessary for the ongoing 
struggle for women's rights, empowerment and social justice.

Mark your calendar for 3-6 October, 2002, be sure to register early and
start making arrangements to attend.


The Call for Participation is an invitation to development practitioners, 
researchers, human rights specialists, activists, policy makers, 
representatives from multilateral and bilateral agencies, students and 
business people to submit their proposals for the AWID Forum.  The AWID 
International Planning Committee comprised of renowned feminists is 
soliciting proposals from around the world that can effectively tackle some 
of the toughest questions emerging from this new global order.

Participation options include workshops, creative sessions, debates, poster 
sessions and skills-building sessions.

AWID invites submissions in the following five cross-cutting sub-thematic areas

-  Women's Rights and Economic Change
-  Feminist Organizational Development
-  Young Women and Leadership
-  Gender Equality and New Technologies
-  Women's Rights and the New Global Order

For a full version of the Call for Participation, including submission 
guidelines, please see our website at . or send 
us an e-mail at Remember that the deadline to submit 
presentation proposals is December 31st, 2001.


The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an
international membership organization that has been connecting and 
mobilizing people and organizations since 1982. A dynamic network of over 
1200 institutions and individuals around the world, AWID members are 
researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, 
policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more, who are 
committed to issues at the cutting edge of the global women's movement.

AWID is best known for its International Forum - our flagship event held 
every three years. Each Forum has been bigger, more dynamic and more 
international than the one before.  In fact, it is now the largest 
recurring event in women's rights and development outside the UN system. In 
Washington, D.C. in 1999, the 8th AWID Forum had more than 1,300 
participants from over 100 countries, with over half from the global South.


Use our easy online registration form to ensure your participation in this 
dynamic event! The registration fees include access to all forum sessions, 
program materials, forum receptions and some meals.  AWID member rates are 
$240 US early registration by July 1, 2002; $280 US after July 1, 
2002.  For non-member rates, student rates and more details, please check 
out the AWID website at

**Please distribute as widely as possible**

Shareen Gokal
Forum Manager
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
96 Spadina Ave., Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario  M5V 2J6
tel. (416) 594-3773
fax (416) 594-0330

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