Call for Participation
The World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2016 takes place Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 12, 2016, in historic Seoul, South Korea. This year’s theme of “Creating Together: Capacity Building and Sustainable Development for Women” examines the concepts of women’s empowerment, capacity building, and sustainable development and women’s empowerment as a key process in achieving gender equality, and, through that, sustainable development, and the benefits to society as a whole. Important motifs of the Congress will be how concepts of women’s empowerment and sustainable development are inextricably tied together in terms of intra and inter-generational justice and, furthermore, what can be done, needs to be done, and is being done for women’s empowerment, both with regard to the building of a dedicated, enabling policy environment and means for enhancing women’s capacity as active change agents for sustainable development.
The Congress includes distinguished Panels in the following areas: ‘SDGs and Empowerment of Women’ and ‘Womenomics and Transformation’. Additionally, the Congress will host a Presidents’ Round Table dedicated to ‘Global Partnership among Universities’ as well as a Poster Session and Special Session, Student Contests (in the areas of ‘Career and Development’, ‘Health and Nutrition’,‘Information and Communications Technology’, and ‘Art and Design’), General and Selective Training, Field Trip, and Korean Cultural Night, all interspersed with multiple opportunities for networking. The Congress brings together leading scholars and researchers, prominent business leaders, and other renowned dignitaries to address critical women’s empowerment issues in contemporary society, and in particular developing world societies
Promising young women who are selected for participation will have the opportunity to not only engage the luminaries who will grace the Congress with their presence, but also to participate in various Student Contests. The Congress pushes the boundaries of women’s empowerment studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new conceptual configurations for women’s empowerment – all of which shapes interdisciplinary discourses.
The World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2016 is hosted by the Organizing Committee of the Global Partnership for Young Women with UN Women. Our Congress venues, Lotte Hotel and Duksung Women’s University, are located in Seoul’s bustling and scenic central and northern districts. Please note that venues are subject to change at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
We will begin accepting submissions immediately 2016. All submissions must be in English, and all work should be original. Please see attached documents for complete guidelines and information on the Congress. An application form has been attached to this e-mail.
The official proceedings, and all associated materials, of the World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2016 will be published in an open repository.
Visit the submission area (i.e., Student Contest) of your interest for more specific submission instructions:
1) Career Development
2) Health and Nutrition
3) Information and Communications Technology
4) Art and Design
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
February 2016: Open for submissions
20 May 2016, 11:59 pm Korea Standard Time (KST): Application submissions deadline
Mid-June 2015: Shortlisted applicants are contacted
End-June 2016: Early Registration opens
Mid-July 2016: Final versions due for Student Contest papers and presentations
31 July 2016: Official Registration
1 August 2016: Conference begins
Media inquiries, sponsorship inquiries, questions about participation in individual Student Contest submission categories, and any other questions should be sent to the Organizing Committee of the Global Partnership for Young Women with UN Women (UNWP) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, we can be reached at: tel: +82-2-901-8640 or fax: +82-2-901-8525. For more information, please visit our homepage at http://www.unwp.org/.
Further Information: 2016 UNWP World Congress Program
Please visit Kantor Urusan International UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) before apply.