APGF Womens Network Webinar series | Asia Pacific Greens

APGF Womens Network Webinar series

In 2018, the Asia Pacific Womens Network held a number of Webinars featuring Green women from around the globe.  Each woman brought a wealth of experience and APGF Study Tour 2018, Australiaknoweldge to issues of great importance to Green women around the world.  This series has been so successful that we have continued it through 2019 and 2020.  Here you will find the archived films of these webinars, and please, check back often for updates of the most recent webinars.






June APGFWN Webinar: Facilitating and organizing meetings

The Greens are often the first to raise an issue of significance when it arises in a local community. Organising a public meeting creates an opportunity to get action around the issue and attract support and new membership. Having organised a number of public meetings around council amalgamations; overdevelopment; and public transport changes in Canterbury, Linda Eisler has experience to discuss how it is done.

Anita Nautiyal: Setting up Women network in Green Parties/Countries

Anita Nautiyal is the co-Founder of the India Greens Party (IGP) and is the Gender Equity Project Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Greens Federation. She has been an active contributor to the APGF Women’s Network since its beginning with expert advice on the Network’s structure, leadership and planning.

Nathalie Pinson: Gender Equity in Asia Pacific

Nathalie Pinson completed her report for APGFWN on "Gender Equity in Asia Pacific" . This report analyses Gender Equity and Women’s political participation in the Asia Pacific Region. It highlights that despite some progress, women continue to face issues, challenges, and discrimination on a regular basis. Legislative and socio-cultural barriers represent a ‘political glass ceiling’ which traditionally deter and prevents women from fully participating in politics.


 Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargawa: Time has Arrived for Women to Lead

 Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava is a keen political observer and has been raising her voice on gender-sensitive issues. She has twenty-five years of independent practice in several areas including entrepreneurship, research, and education. She is focused on sustainability with an inclination towards ecological restoration.


Marie Laufise: Women in Local Government Councillor

Marie was elected in October 2016 to the Dunedin City Council(DCC) in the South Island of New Zealand for 3 years. She was one of two Green DCC Councillors and also the Aotearoa New Zealand Greens’ first Pāsifika Elected Member (at either Local or Central government level.)

Dr. Mehreen Faruqi: The many facets of being a woman parliamentarian

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is the Senator in the Australian parliament representing the state of New South Wales. The first Muslim woman elected to any Australian parliament, Senator Faruqi is a career engineer and life-long activist for social and environmental justice. Senator Faruqi has spoke at APGFWN webinar on the issues relating to being a woman in parliament, the roles she has held and developed, and what is entailed in the position

Christine Milne: Women working in key roles within Green parties

Christine is Global Greens Ambassador, former parliamentary leader Australian Green party. She speaks on Women working in key roles within Green parties.


Saruul Tovuusuren is a Lawyer working on human rights and environmental protection and Head of the Mongolian Green Party Women's Group, and APGF Women's Network Co-Convenor.

Ade Indriani Zuchri: Running a Green Party as a Women President, February 2020

Ade Zuchri is the Chairperson of the Indonesia Green Union since 2017 to the present day. Ade was previously the Secretary General of the Indonesia Green Union from 2015-17 and the APGF Councillor from Indonesian Green Union in 2015-2016.

Dorothy Nalubega: The Role of women in Setting up Green parties, December 2019

Dorothy Nalubega is the Executive Director of the Ecological party of Uganda as well as the African Coordinator for the Global Greens Women’s network; and Founding Chairperson of East African Greens Women’s Network.

Pasang Dolma Sherpa: Indigenious People and climate change, October 2019

Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Executive  Director of the Center for Indigenous Peoples' Research (CIPRED) has been working in the area of Climate Change and natural resources management with indigenous and local communities both at national and international levels for more than a decade. She has been involved in the climate change negotiation of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2009. Ms. Sherpa did her PhD onCLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION AND ITS INTERFACE WITH INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN NEPAL

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: An Activist Life in Politics and as Global Greens Ambassador, June 2019

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 Prihatini: Women in Parliament February 2019

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, Maternity Health of marginalised women, November 2018

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, Tibetan Parliamentarian in-exile, October 2018

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 Increasing Womens visibility in Green Parties June 2018

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 Jusup, Walking the talk - Supporting women in Green Parties May 2018

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.