Focus on Co-ops

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     This document has been made available in electronic 
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                         October 1995

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                       Focus on Co-ops
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The Fourth World Conference on Women will bring co-operators from
all over the world together.  There will be delegations from the
ICA, the World Council of Credit Unions,  the Co-operative
Housing Foundation (USA) and a number of co-operative
organizations from Asia and Latin America.

Events have been scheduled during the Conference which will focus
on how co-operatives have contributed and can contribute to the
advancement of women.  Some of these are listed below:

Special Events during NGO Forum

Women and Co-operatives Forum
Date: 1 September 
Time: 09:00-11:00 
Location: Room12-M66, NGOForum - Huairou
Organizer: AsianWomen in  Development Co-operative Forum
(Indonesia)

The forum will tackle issues such as co-operatives and the
Platform for Action, responses from co-operatives to gender
issues, and what can women in co-operatives do together.  The
programme will also include a screening of a video, "Liberating
Co-ops (Philippines)".

Housing Finance for Women
Date: 2 September
Time: 09:00-11:00
Location: Room 10-M35, NGO Forum - Huairou
Organizer: Co-operative Housing Foundation (USA)


Special Event during the 
Fourth World Conference:

Rural Women in the 21st Century - Empowerment through Employment
and Organization
Date: 7 September
Time: 15:00-18:00 
Location: Room L, Beijing International Convention Centre (BICC)
Organizers: FAO, ILO, UNIDO, ITC, UNV, DDSMS
The meeting will include presentations by the International
Co-operative Alliance and SEWA on the role of co-operatives in
empowering rural women.