APGF Womens Network Webinar series

APGF Womens Network, Australian Study Tour 2018
APGF Womens Network, Australian Study Tour 2018

In 2018, the Asia Pacific Womens Netwrk held a number of Webinars featuring Green women from around the globe.  Each woman brought a wealth of experience and knoweldge to issues of great importance to Green women around the world.  This series has been so successful that we have continued it through 2019.  Here you will find the archived films of these webinars, and please, check back often for updates of the most recent webinars.

Shin-Jiye Feminist Leader of Green Party Korea , August 2019

Shin Jiye is the current Co-leader of Green Party Korea and was Former co-leader of Green Party Seoul. She has been the youngest Seoul mayoral candidate in history.Promoting herself as a 'Feminist Seoul Mayor', she became a symbolic political icon against Patriarchal political environment of South Korea.

Christine Milne AO was appointed as the Global Greens Ambassador following her lifetime’s work in Green politics, environmental, climate and social justice activism. She was arrested and jailed in the campaign to save the Franklin River in Tasmania in 1983 and led the successful campaign to protect farmlands and forests from a polluting pulp mill in 1989. She was elected to the Tasmanian Parliament in 1989 and became the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens in 1993. She chaired the Global Greens Plenary in 2001 when the Charter was ratified. She went on be elected to the Australian Senate in 2004 and to lead the Australian Greens in 2012 until her retirement in 2015. Her achievements include gun law reform, gay law reform, forest protection and climate action. She was instrumental in Australia legislating its ground breaking Clean Energy Package in 2012. Christine served as Global Vice President of IUCN between 2004-2008.   Since leaving Parliament, Christine continues her work promoting 100% Renewable Energy and Biodiversity Conservation. She is Patron of Australia’s Smart Energy Council and Ambassador of the Invasive Species Council as well as serving on the Advisory Boards of Solar Heads of State, Climate Accountability Institute and Bob Brown Foundation. 

Nikki Berry, Making a room for every woman and girl, April 2019

 Nikki Berry is the convener of the Aoraki Province which covers the city of Christchurch (NZ) and surrounding countryside. She has held various organizing roles in the Greens over the last twenty years and is also a peer counselor. Nikki runs music groups for a living. This Webinar aimed to connect Green Women in the Asia Pacific Network, and learn some basic skills for moving forward together. It involved identifying strengths, goals and potential barriers and challenges, and coming to group agreements about ways to proceed forward.

  

Ella S. Prihatini is a veteran journalist and in her last semester of Ph.D. at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth. She holds a BA in International Relations (University of Gadjah Mada/UGM, Yogyakarta) and Master of Development Practice (University of Queensland/UQ, Brisbane). Her research interests focus on electoral politics, comparative studies, gender, and Indonesia.
 
 
Sana Contractor is a public health researcher working on the field of sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on inequities and concerns of marginalised and socially excluded communities. She currently works at the Centre for Health and Social Justice New Delhi, as researcher manager.


Kyinzom Dhondue is an activist and a proud member of the new generation of Tibetans living in exile working to advance the Tibetan freedom struggle, to uphold their unique culture and identity, and to protect the Roof of the World from climate change and environmental degradation. For the last eight years she has been working with the Australia Tibet Council  to build support for Tibet in the Australian Parliament, mobilise public support, and deepen awareness of the situation in Chinese-occupied Tibet. She is the first member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile representing communities in Australia and Asia (excluding India, Nepal and Bhutan).


Catherine Delahunty, Women and Water  September 2018

Catherine Delahunty has been activist all her adult life in Environmental issues, Social justice  and Recognition of Indigenous Rights. She was Co-ordinator of Anti Gold Mining campaign group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki for 3 years and has been a member of the group for 30 years.

 

Clare Dubois, Women standing for the forests, trees, sisters,  August 2018 

Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a feminine nature based organisation inspiring the world’s women to take shared leadership around tropical reforestation. TreeSisters reflects Clare’s exploration of the links between feminine consciousness and Nature’s intelligence. She and her team experiment overtly to discover how to call forth the unique capacities and creativity of women on behalf of the trees. Currently funding over 2M trees a year, they are calling for all of us to help them reach a goal of a billion trees a year as fast as we possibly can in the face of accelerating climate change.


Meth H. Jimenez, Combating Climate Change is fighting for Women's Rights, July 2018

Ms. Meth H. Jimenez is Secretary-General at SARILAYA. SARILAYA, formed in 1994 by women activists who survived the martial law dictatorship of the Marcos Regime. They  adopt a socialist-eco-feminist framework to realize a gender-sensitive and empowering program for women and girls in the Philippines.

 

Metiria Turei was a member of parliament for the Green Party Aotearoa New Zealand from 2002 to 2017 and its co-leader from 2009.  She has recently retired from politics and is now studying at the Dunedin School of Art. She has a law degree from Auckland Univeristy and spent many years as a poverty activist, fighting for the rghts of families to a decent income and quality housing.
 
 
Vesna has joined young greens in 2006 and ever since worked hard to understand, promote and expand Green agenda. She started her Green path in Serbian young greens, as female spokesperson and later as Secretary. After that Vesna focused on Eastern Europe, woking in the Cooperation and development network, organisation that was supporting the capacities of young, green activists in the region.  Today she works in the European Green Party, as liaison to national European member parties, supporting them in their work on European and regional level.
 
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APGF Womens Network, Australian Study Tour 2018