3rd Meeting ACWC

September 16, 2011 - September 18, 2011

ACWC welcomed the new Children s Rights Representatives from Lao PDR and Myanmar, Mdm. Baykham Khattiya and Ms. Rupar Mya, respectively. ACWC agreed upon its Rules of Procedure and discussed implementation of its work plan.

Singapore suggested the ACWC meet with philanthropists in order to raise funding for ACWC s work helping women and children victims of violence. The funds raised would be used to establish an ASEAN network of national agencies and volunteer welfare organizations involved in providing social services for women and children who suffered violence and abuse.

On the side-lines of the Meeting, the Commission met with regional and national CSOs from six ASEAN Member States representing women and children. The Commission shared information, as well as exchanged views with the CSOs on issues of common interests concerning the rights of women and children.