Nepali Women Building
Bridges: Advocacy, Collaborations, and Research
CALL FOR WORKSHOP
NWGN will host
the first ever Nepali Global Women conference on August 9th 2008.
The purpose of this conference will be to create a dialogs on issues pertaining
to women and women of Nepali origin. This will also be an opportunity to
highlight NWGN mission and explore collaboration and partnerships with various
organizations to increase access to resources for Nepali women.
Therefore we are pleased to announce the call
for workshop proposals for our first NWGN conference: â€œNepali Women Building
Bridges: Advocacy, Collaborations, and Research.â€ All workshop proposals
should reflect the theme of the conference.
Some ideas for proposals:
organizing for advocacy which has made or could make significant positive change
in the life of Nepali women in Nepal or abroad/ US
as a tool for advocacy and empowerment for Nepali battered women in US
partnership programs that is making a difference in the lives of Nepali women
either in Nepal or abroad/US
boarders collaboration for Nepali womenâ€™s development
with South Asian Womenâ€™s Organizations (SAWOs)
Issues of migrant Nepali women: rights and how to access the resources
Becoming and Being Intercultural: The Link between Personal Experience and
Status of Nepali Women, in Nepal, in US.
Nepali Women and Work
Nepali Women in Politics
Breaking the Culture of Silence: Domestic Violence and Nepali Women
Literacy/Access to Education
Nepali Women in Science and Math
Narratives of Nepali Womenâ€™s Leadership
Learning from our Daughters
Transformations in South Asian Religious Cultures
The proposals will be reviewed by the program
subcommittee of the NWGN board. The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of
its relevance to the Conference theme and mission of NWGN. (www.nepaliwomen.org)
NWGN will contact the authors of the selected
workshops by 15th of June, 2008.
There is no monetary incentive for workshop
presentation but the presenter will gain experience and the opportunity to
present at the very First Nepali Womenâ€™s Conference outside of Nepal.