Declaration and action plan on women's participation now available (1997)

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This document has been made available in electronic format
by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
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Oct, 1997
(Source: Asia-Pacific Co-op News, Vol.4, No.3, Jul-Sept. 1997, pp.11)


Declaration and action plan on women's participation now available
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The Asian Women in Co-operative Development Forum (AWCF)
and the International Co-operative Alliance Regional Office for Asia
and the Pacific (ICAROAP) have published A Declaration and Platform
of Action for the Enhancement of Women's Participation in Leadership
and Decision-making in Co-operatives.

The book presents the results of the Regional Conference on Women
in Decision-making in Co-operatives, held May 7 to 9, 1997 in
Tagaytay City, Philippines. Funding support was provided by
MISEREOR of Germany and SEAGEP, CIDA.

The conference analysed the low representation of women in leadership
and decision-making positions and processes in society and co-operatives
and explored practical action to increase women's representation at
primary, secondary, tertiary, regional and international levels.

The Declaration is a statement of concern from co-operative leaders and
staff on this serious issue.  It is a call to action for all co-operatives to
confront this problem and commit themselves to the goal of enhancing
women's participation in leadership of co-operatives at all levels.

A limited number of copies are available from: 

AWCF
227 J.P. Rizal Street, Project 4
Quezon City, 1109, Philippines
Telefax:  (632) 437-4420
Email:awcfmnl@wtouch.com.ph

ICA ROAP
Bonow House
43 Friends Colony East
New Delhi 110 065, India
Email:icaroap@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in