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Objectives

The objectives of the network are to:

Serve as a forum for the discussion of pressing issues that recognizes diversity and similarities of Women’s/Gender Studies (WS/GS) throughout the Asia Pacific region;

Be a mutually-reinforcing support network where teachers could share and pool course and other relevant resource materials for the advancement of WS/GS and consequently be a springboard to plan out activities such as future consortia and conferences that address specific themes and concerns in WS/GS;

Explore possibilities for collaborative research that would pose challenges and open new tracks for national policy and program construction in national education;

Open opportunities for discussions on introducing and mainstreaming WS/GS into secondary and primary education levels;

Serve as a forum where WS/GS scholars and practitioners exchange ideas and plan on the ways with which their programs and activities could be assisted or support existing UN instruments such as the Convention to the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), UNESCO’s Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).