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International Joint Seminar: Towards Good Governance & Leadership: Decent Livelihood for Women

Event Date: 
July 28, 2011 (All day)

This international joint seminar seeks to engage in discourses that examine the contexts of governance and leadership in Malaysia and Indonesia in their relation to the issue of achieving decent livelihood for women. The seminar forms a second series of the international joint seminar between Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. There is no registration fee. Registration deadline: July 21, 2011.

Sub Themes:

1. Discourse-setting: setting the scene on women, governance & leadership 2. Women’s participation in livelihood activities: critical analyses 3. Rethinking good governance & leadership for women 4. Governing the bottom half billion: Gender & sustainable livelihood

Panel

Panel 1: Discourse/ setting the scene on women, governance & leadership The seminar will set the scene by presenting a conceptual discourse on governance and leadership as they relate to women and the issue of gender equality. This will provide the first keynote panel.

Three other panels are proposed with specific sub-themes as follows:

Panel 2: Women’s participation in livelihood activities: critical analyses This panel provides a forum for sharing research findings and critical analyses of experiences of women in Malaysia and Indonesia in livelihood activities. Papers may cover such issues as women in economic activities, gender dimensions in work and employment issues and issues affecting women’s access to livelihood.

Panel 3: Rethinking good governance & leadership for women This panel explores women’s position from the perspective of decision-making regimes that shape women’s ability to access decent livelihood. Governance and leadership affect women’s socio-economic positions in society. Papers for this panel may investigate the structure and culture that influence decision-making processes at all levels. The participation of women in these processes is also an issue that is relevant for discussion.

Panel 4 Governing the bottom half billion: Gender & sustainable livelihood”

This panel is specially designed for sharing of experiences of specific practices that potentially empower women in acquiring decent livelihood.

Location:
Dewan Persidangan Universiti
Penang
Malaysia

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