The World Social Agenda represents the evolution of two preceding events under the name "World Social Forum" which took place in Padua in April 2000 and in May 2001. In particular, while those initiatives where intended to stimulate reflection on alternatives to dominating economic models, the World Social Agenda focuses on concrete proposals to translate international campaigns and action plans into policies with a bottom-up approach, encouraging partnership between civil society organisations and local and regional authorities.Starting from 2003, the World Social Agenda has been focusing every year on a different continent, addressing social and economical challenges of each continent throught women's experiences and perspectivesWorld Social Agenda 2006 edition in BolzanoThe 2006 edition is focusing on Asia. After the events held in Padua and Trento, the World Social Agenda will take place in the city of Bolzano, from the 24th to the 25th of November.The two-days event will be entirely dedicated to Asia, from its strength and weakness, to its challenges and fears. Conferences, work-shops, expositions, documentaries and books will show the path of human development which Asian countries are going through. The World Social Agenda will point out some positive cases in international cooperation, as well as foremost cases of participatory or activenonviolence experiences.World Social Agenda international conferenceThe main conference will take place on the 24th. It will focus on asian women experiences and challenges in building a more democratic and equal society. The task to face poverty and social exclusion is difficult but not impossible given the unique opportunity that nonviolence approach, fair trade as well as microfinance are offering. The women's perspective for Asiafrom informal economy to political participationGUEST SPEAKERS Chairwoman: Mrs Maria Rosa Cutillo (italian ngo activist)Mrs Loretta Sonn, FAOA path to human devolpment in Asia. A current overview on social and economic development in Asia. Trends and challenges to a new renaissance.Mrs Dolma Gyari, Vice Chairperson of the Assembly of Tibetan Deputies Active non violence for democracy in asian society. The nonviolent approach for human rights and peaceful cohabitations: the tibetan experience. An ispiring example for dealing with conflicts in Asia as well as for world peace. Mrs Roopa Metha, SHASA, for the Indian fair trade Women's economy: from exclusion to inclusion. Asia shows the highest level of women's rights violation. Fair trade and microfinance are a mean to overcome social exclusion and poverty.

“Asien aus weiblicher perspektive Zwischen informeller wirtschaft und politscher mitbestimmung” (Asia al femminile: tra economia informale e partecipazione politica) internationale Konferenz, in seno alla manifestazione Freies Asien (Asia Libera) 24 Novembre 2006, Bolzano [CONFERENZA] / Mineo, Roberta. - (2006).

“Asien aus weiblicher perspektive Zwischen informeller wirtschaft und politscher mitbestimmung” (Asia al femminile: tra economia informale e partecipazione politica) internationale Konferenz, in seno alla manifestazione Freies Asien (Asia Libera) 24 Novembre 2006, Bolzano [CONFERENZA]

MINEO, Roberta
2006

Abstract

The World Social Agenda represents the evolution of two preceding events under the name "World Social Forum" which took place in Padua in April 2000 and in May 2001. In particular, while those initiatives where intended to stimulate reflection on alternatives to dominating economic models, the World Social Agenda focuses on concrete proposals to translate international campaigns and action plans into policies with a bottom-up approach, encouraging partnership between civil society organisations and local and regional authorities.Starting from 2003, the World Social Agenda has been focusing every year on a different continent, addressing social and economical challenges of each continent throught women's experiences and perspectivesWorld Social Agenda 2006 edition in BolzanoThe 2006 edition is focusing on Asia. After the events held in Padua and Trento, the World Social Agenda will take place in the city of Bolzano, from the 24th to the 25th of November.The two-days event will be entirely dedicated to Asia, from its strength and weakness, to its challenges and fears. Conferences, work-shops, expositions, documentaries and books will show the path of human development which Asian countries are going through. The World Social Agenda will point out some positive cases in international cooperation, as well as foremost cases of participatory or activenonviolence experiences.World Social Agenda international conferenceThe main conference will take place on the 24th. It will focus on asian women experiences and challenges in building a more democratic and equal society. The task to face poverty and social exclusion is difficult but not impossible given the unique opportunity that nonviolence approach, fair trade as well as microfinance are offering. The women's perspective for Asiafrom informal economy to political participationGUEST SPEAKERS Chairwoman: Mrs Maria Rosa Cutillo (italian ngo activist)Mrs Loretta Sonn, FAOA path to human devolpment in Asia. A current overview on social and economic development in Asia. Trends and challenges to a new renaissance.Mrs Dolma Gyari, Vice Chairperson of the Assembly of Tibetan Deputies Active non violence for democracy in asian society. The nonviolent approach for human rights and peaceful cohabitations: the tibetan experience. An ispiring example for dealing with conflicts in Asia as well as for world peace. Mrs Roopa Metha, SHASA, for the Indian fair trade Women's economy: from exclusion to inclusion. Asia shows the highest level of women's rights violation. Fair trade and microfinance are a mean to overcome social exclusion and poverty.
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