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[FAWA] The 21st Convention_Seoul Delaration (October 17, 2014)
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The 21st Convention of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Women’s Associations

 

                                            Seoul Declaration

October 17, 2014

 

We, the women of Federation of Asia-Pacific Women’s Associations (FAWA), who have gathered in Seoul, Republic of Korea for the 21st FAWA convention on Empowering Women for Gender Equality in the Asia-Pacific Region, hereby make the following Seoul Declaration on October 17, 2014. 

 

In view of the upcoming United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next decade, FAWA supports having gender equality, as a stand-alone sustainable development goal with specific targets, and gender should be mainstreamed into all the other sustainable development goals.

 

Despite progress, the incidents of violence against women continue to increase around the world.  We call on the governments to implement gender-responsive budgets and pass stronger enforcement measures and laws to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women.  We also call on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and international governmental organizations to concentrate their efforts on preventing and eliminating all forms of violence against women.

 

We deplore human and sex trafficking which are serious forms of violence and crimes against the dignity and rights of human beings, including sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls.  And we urge NGOs, governments, and international governmental organizations such as the UN to take concrete actions to prevent and prohibit human and sex trafficking.

 

Compared to the rest of the world, women’s political participation in the Asia Pacific region still remains low. We believe that increased political participation of women will contribute to transformative politics. We urge NGOs, international governmental organizations and political parties to work for women’s equal political participation in their respective countries by implementing gender quotas at every level of decision making in society. NGOs should work together with other NGOs, international governmental organizations, political parties and governments to develop training programs on political leadership and empowerment for women and girls, including rural women and girls.

 

Economic empowerment is key to eradicating persistent poverty of women and achieving gender equality.  We urge NGOs to network and exchange best practices for achieving economic empowerment of women through the policies of balancing work and family such as maternity leave, child care, and family-friendly corporate culture.  We recommend that the governments provide incentives for increasing women’s economic participation, introduce a quota system for women on the boards of corporations, establish equal pay for equal work and promote entrepreneurship and economic capacity training.

 

We believe that education starts at home and recommend that governments and NGOs make efforts to develop and implement effective gender responsive parenting and happy marriage programs.  We also urge the governments to provide more access for women and girls to lifelong education, financial resources and training, and science and technology education.