Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate another. It is present in every culture; people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexes and classes can experience domestic violence. This is a group for everybody who has suffered from domestic violence or who just wants to have their say on this burning issue.
The regional training programme on the Equal Status and Human Rights of Women in South East Asia
The objective of the programme is to improve the practical application of international and regional standards for the promotion and protection of gender equality and human rights of women in South East Asia, which is envisaged to contribute to the empowerment of women in economic, legal and political spheres in the region.
The programme is designed primarily for representatives of NGOs and of government agencies responsible for equality issues and researchers involved in promoting the human rights of women. Both men and women are encouraged to apply for the programme.
Candidates from the following countries are invited to apply: Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines,Thailand and Vietnam. Candidates from Singapore and Brunei are welcome to apply, but the organisers cannot undertake any financial obligations as to their participation.
Important information about the application process - please read before applying:
- Applications from other states than those mentioned above, will NOT be considered;
- There is a specific application form that must be used when applying. You can download it from this site. (Sending only your CV will NOT be regarded as an application);
- Information brochures and application forms have been sent to the relevant Swedish Embassies/Consulates;
- Application forms can be sent to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute either by fax, email or regular mail;
Last date for submitting applications is July 31, 2009.Download PDF:
Information brochure online at: http://www.rwi.lu.se/news/tempact/seahuwo09br.pdf
Application form online at: http://www.rwi.lu.se/news/tempact/seahuwo09app.pdf
All we can do is be cynical and pull issues straight out of the hat.The achievement is not about discussing the issue butabout finding the root cause of the evil and working to exterminate it. Patriarch exists when we let it exist.Women have to revamp their mind set and ways of responding to things.Being in the medical field myself,I have come across so many women who still have a gender bias and feel blessed if they deliver male progeny. This seed of male superiority was created ages ago but we still follow it.
How can we complain about the status of women if we don't stand up for ourselves. We need to be the change to see the change.
Last replied by Raeesa Khan on Thursday, 19 November 2009
Domestic violence is embarrassing. I think that people are ashamed and moreover scared to confess that violence concerns them. What’s a way to encourage them to do that?
And definitely, I agree that not only children and not only women are victims of domestic violence…