The members of the Regional Women’s Committee (RWC), WSCF AP met on 3-6, February 2011 at the WSCF AP Regional Office, Hong Kong. Ga yeon Lee (South Korea), Standing Committee member at large and North East Asia representative, Mani Clara Mandal (Bangladesh), South Asia representative, Selfitriani Kulla (Indonesia), South East Asia representative, Fanny Lam (Hong Kong), co opted member in the place of Misato Sasaki, Bronwyn Crowe (Australia), Janejinda Pawadee (Thailand), member and vice chair for WSCF Global Ex co and Sunita Suna (India), Regional Women’s Coordinator attended the meeting.
During the deliberation the members of the RWC shared women’s issues, challenges and ongoing women’s programmes and activities in the sub regions. They also affirmed some of the shared concerns in the pre women’s meeting 2010 to plan and implement the Regional Women’s Programme for the next quadrannium. One of the important tasks they carried out was the evaluation of the work of the Regional Women’s Coordinator and the organized Regional Women’s Programmes of 2009-2010. After having a critical reflection and evaluation of various women’s concerns and programmes through the SWOT analysis the members agreed to uphold and engage on important concerns like feminist theology and women’s issues in the sub regional contexts through the Regional Women’s Programme of WSCF AP for women’s leadership and women’s emancipation. The proposed women’s programmes from 2011 to 2014 are:
The committee also had faith reflections through worship and Bible studies. Apart from the business sessions the members briefly experienced and celebrated the Chinese New Year – “Year of the Rabbit” in Hong Kong.
The Regional Women's Committee (RWC) is the decision making body of the Regional Women's programme, comprising of six women. The committee meet once in two years to concrete plans for the Regional Women's Program in the new quadrennium; evaluate the progras and the work being done; implement tangible plans; drawing up specific plans for program implementation etc.