Skip to main content
Image of a globe

ASEAN Forum 2017

Women in ASEAN

In the 50th year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN Forum 2017 explores the role of women in our region; acknowledging accomplishments and shedding light on the challenges faced by women in Southeast Asia.

ASEAN Forum 2017 will bring together leading academic thinkers, activists and policy makers to discuss and debate the political, economic and social position of women in Southeast Asia and what is being done to advance the standing of women in the region. The forum will focus on women’s involvement in three key domains: work, politics and development.

When: 12–5pm, Friday 6 October 2017

Where: New Law School, Camperdown campus, University of Sydney

As part of ASEAN Forum 2017, two additional events will be held on 5 October 2017.

Dr Kelly Gerard, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Western Australia

Women in ASEAN: Creating substantive empowerment 

Dr Kelly Gerard is Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. Kelly’s research interests lie at the intersection of political participation and development policy, focusing on ASEAN’s engagement of civil society, as well as the determinants of aid programming for women’s empowerment. Kelly completed postdoctoral training at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, and the Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong. Kelly is an Endeavour Cheung Kong Award recipient, and a research associate of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, and the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney. Her research has been published in Globalizations, The Pacific Review, Contemporary Politics, and Asian Studies Review. Kelly is the author of ASEAN’s Engagement of Civil Society: Regulating Dissent (Palgrave 2014) and co-editor of the Palgrave series, Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy (with Toby Carroll, Darryl Jarvis and Paul Cammack). 

Dr Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Research Associate in Anthropology, University of Oxford

Ms Nava Nuraniya, analyis at the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), Jakarta

Associate Professor Maznah Mohamad, Department of Malay Studies and Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

Do Quynh Chi, Research Centre for Employment Relations, Vietnam

Dr Mary Barby Badayos Jover, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines, Visayas

Professor Michele Ford, Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney

Ms Ivonia Pinto Tsia, Centre of Studies for Peace and Development, Timor

Ms Vichhra Mouyly, International Labour Organisation, Cambodia

Speakers and details will be updated over the coming months.

This event is free and open to the public with online registration. Please confirm your attendance for planning and catering purposes.