International Women's Day 2014 liturgy
The International Women’s Day is already on the doorstep, on March 8th. However, the whole month of March has been dedicated to commemorate the struggle of the courageous women who fought for equality, justice and peace.
We are pleased to share with you this liturgical service and we’d like to invite you or support your preparation in celebrating the International Women’s Day this year.
The document of the service we have prepared which has mentioned some life stories of women and girl in our region (among them are Ms. Malala Yousafzai, the Rev. Eggoni Pusphalalitha, Mrs. Liu Xia, Ms. Erwiana Sulistyaningsih) reflecting their struggle towards justice and equality. But you are invited to remember and mention many other names or women from your context through this prayer service (during the intercessory prayer).
At the end of the service please feel free to perform the dance “Break the Chains” introduced by One Billion Rising for Justice 2014 movement. The music (mp3 format) for this dance is attached as well.
May this service encourage us all to remember the contribution women have made for better society of all.
We are looking forward to receive your response and story of IWD commemoration.
If you require a Liturgy please contact me at the National Office.
A Call to Stand in Solidarity with Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers to Stop Modern Day Slavery
Enclosed please find the WSCF AP’s solidarity letter “A Call to Stand in Solidarity with Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers to Stop Modern Day Slavery” . WSCF AP stands in solidarity with the plight of Erwiana and all migrant workers seeking for justice and peace and invite you all to join hands in this struggle to speak out against injustice, and violence. This is a small initiatives, trying to bring awareness through a video campaign, inviting young people, students to participate by sending their solidarity messages by end of March. This would also be an act of commitment as we observe the International Women’s Day on 8th March.
I have shared the video through google drive, we will make it public soon. Kindly send your solidarity video messages at email@example.com and cc to firstname.lastname@example.org
With warm regards,
WSCF Asia Pacific
Unit 1-2, 18/F, 280 Portland St. Commercial Bldg.
Mongkok, Kowloon Hong Kong SAR
2014 Human Development Fellowships at IC4HD
Dear SCM friends,
Greetings from Geneva!
We have come across a Human Development (HD) Fellowship programme offered by the IC4HD, that may be of interest to some of our movement leaders and Senior Friends.
The deadline has been extended to 2 March 2014.
The aim is "to encourage mid-career professionals (academincs, civil servants, and civil society practitioners) to analyze critical development issues from the human development perspective, thereby contributing to development theory, and identification of applications and policies that put people at the center of development debates."
Applications are invited from all eligible candidates. Women are
strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to fulfil the
following eligibility criteria to be considered for the fellowship:
• Must be a citizen of a country of selected countries of the
global South (please see below)
• Master degree in a relevant discipline is desirable
• Should be between 38 and 48 years of age (at the time of the
closing date of the applications)
• Should have at least 10-12 years of relevant working experience
• Should not be a UN staff member or a Indian Institute of
Advanced Study staff/fellow
• The other selection criteria, which will be considered to
shortlist applications, include:
• Exceptional creativity in choice of topic
• Value addition or new direction to the human development
concept, methodology, analysis, application and policy relevance
• Track record of past accomplishments
• Time needed for completing the work
Nationals of the countries listed below are eligible to apply in their
Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius,
Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and
Arab States: Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia
Asia and the Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia,
China, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Islamic
Republic of Iran, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall
Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau,
Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand,
Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Viet Nam
Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States:
Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey
Latin America and the Caribbean: Brazil, Mexico, Peru,
Please see the attached brochure for more information.