regional forum
women's regional forum on globalisation and food sovereignty

programme

mobilising women's resistance against negative forces of globalisation


Women's Regional Forum on Globalisation and Food Sovereignty
Chiang Mai, Thailand
July 18-21 2005

program

time activities objectives
July 17 - arrival registration  
July 18 - day 1    
8:30 - 9:00 am registration  
9:00 - 10:15 opening

Welcome (APWLD/NDF)

Introduction of participants

Orientation on the workshop (APWLD)
to contextualize the regional forum within the broader campaign of APWLD on women and food sovereignty; and to provide the relevance of having the forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand

give an overview of the programme - flow and activities for three days

housekeeping guidelines
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee/tea break  
10:30 - 11:30 "Tracing the path of "globalisation" by Azra Sayeed (Roots for Equity / Pakistan) This session is to provide the historical background and foundation of "globalisation."
11:30 - 12:00 discussion  
12:00 - 1:30 pm lunch  
1:30 - 2:30 Workshop discussion The participants will break into random workshop groups.

This is to provide space for clarifications, sharing among the participants on the input from Azra
2:30 - 3:00 sharing A time is provided for the workshop groups to share questions or discussion points, if any, with the bigger group.
3:00 - 3:15 Coffee/tea break  
3:15 - 4:00 Globalisation : as we now know it

Titi Soentoro (APWLD Regional Coordinator)
This session is to introduce the current mechanisms and actors of neoliberalism.
4:00 - 4:30 discussion  
4:30 - 5:00 break  
5:00 - 6:00 Documentary film : Vicious Circles  
7:30 - 9:00 SOLIDARITY NIGHT  
July 19 - DAY 2    
9:00 - 9:30 am Macro economic Policies: Why should Women care?

by Marina Durano (International Gender and Trade Network)
This session presents global economic policies and relevant trade mechanisms; and argues for their relevance and importance in the struggle for women human rights and food sovereignty.
9:30 – 10:00 discussion  
10:00 – 10:30 WTO and Agreements Impacting on Agriculture

AoA
TRIPs
GATs
NAMA

by Marina Durano (International Gender and Trade Network)
This session gives an introduction to World Trade Organisation and highlights the current major issues from a feminist perspective.
10:30 – 10:45

coffee/tea break

 
10:45 – 11:45 Workshop discussion

The participants will break into random workshop groups.

This is to provide space for clarifications, sharing among the participants on the input from Marina .

11:45 – 12:15 sharing

A time is provided for the workshop groups to share questions or discussion points, if any, with the bigger group.

12:15 – 1:30 pm LUNCH  



1:30 – 2:00


2:30 – 3:00



3:00 – 3:30

Grassroots Women Talk

Peasant Women
(Bina Desa – Indonesia )

Women in Fisheries
(Sustainable Development Foundation)

Indigenous Women
(Asian Indigenous Women's Network)

 

 

This session provides space for grassroots women representatives to share their issues, experiences and struggles under WTO and globalisation, identifying the particular faces of patriarchy they encounter.
3:30 – 3:45 coffee/tea break  
3:45 – 5:00 Worskhop groups

identifying the major issues, roots of the problems within their context and women's responses
This session will allow the participants to localize the discussion in their national contexts, share and identify commonalities in the issues, faces of patriarchy, the actors involved, and the responses of the communities /grassroots movement.
5:00 – 5:30

Sharing of workshop discussions

The focus of the sharing is the common urgent issues, faces of patriarchy, actors and women’s responses.

DINNER ON THEIR OWN

a small team of volunteers to draft unity statement will meet and draft for the presentation the next day

This unity statement can be used by the different groups as a campaign statement to reflect the voice of the grassroots women and their advocates on the issues of women’s right to food sovereignty.

July 20 – DAY 3

   

9:00 – 9:30

Food Sovereignty - peoples' response to corporate globalisation

By Susan Loone (Pesticide Action Network)

This session is to present the concept and framework of food sovereignty, as the alternative to corporate globalisation of food and agriculture.

9:30 – 10:00

CEDAW – promoting women’s rights

By Amara Darisuren (UNIFEM)

This session is to introduce the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the possibilities of using it in regional and national advocacy for women’s rights to food sovereignty.

10:00 – 10:30

discussion

 

10:30 – 10:45

coffee/tea break

 

10:45 – 12:00

STORIES OF STRUGGLES

Asian Peasant Women’s Network (APWN)
FTA Watch ( Thailand )
IGTN
PAN AP
APWLD
lunch

This session provides the space for sharing of different struggles, campaigns and advocacy of different networks.
1:00 – 3:00

Common vision, common actions – lead up to Hong Kong

This will be a space for the adopting of a unity statement from the conference participants; and the agreement of some common actions throughout the year, until the WTO 6 th Ministerial Meeting in Hong Kong .

3:00 – 3:15 coffee/tea break  
3:15 – 3:45

briefing for the community solidarity visit

by NDF

 
 

MEETING ADJOURNED.

 
July 21 – day 4

Community solidarity visit