The second phase of the Institute´s Blended Learning Course on Equal Status and Human Rights of Women in Southeast Asia takes place in Bangkok, 19-24 August, gathering participants from NHRIs (National Human Rights Institutions) and academic institutions from around the region. From having met online, the participants are now meeting face to face.
The course is led by Prof. Miriam Estrada, visiting Professor at the Institute, former Vice-Chair and member of the CEDAW Committee. Other experts involved during the workshop week include the Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Commission for the protection and promotion of the rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Prof. Aurora Javate de Dios, and representatives from the UN (OHCHR, UNDP); the Thai Office of Justice Affairs/ Institute of Justice, and a regional Women’s Caucus (APWLD).
The workshop was opened on Monday by Professor Estrada and Mr Christoffer Berg, Minister Counselor at the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, in representation of the Swedish international development cooperation who is funding the Institute’s regional programme.