Petition Tag - asia pacific

1. Seoul Declaration to Advance Gendered Research, Innovation and Socio-economic Development in the Asia Pacific

The historical inequalities between women and men in research participation and in science knowledge create barriers to achieving the full socio-economic benefits of science-led innovation. With women in a minority and science with more evidence for men than for women, outcomes and opportunities are biased to advantage the needs of men and overlook the needs of women.

But now, extensive evidence shows that gender bias in science knowledge making can negatively impact on the quality of scientific research for both women and men. Whilst we continue building systematic understanding of the underlying causes, we have enough solid knowledge to generate the benefits of gender sensitive and responsive research.

The scientists, gender scholars and policy makers attending the Gender Summit 6 - Asia Pacific 2015 (GS6 – AP) discussed the full complexity and diversity of gender issues in research and innovation in the region. These discussions identified numerous scientific and socio-economic benefits of adopting gendered approaches to research and innovation.

Science and policy leaders in Europe have already taken such actions as a strategy for the EU Horizon 2020 programme, as well as at national level.

We call on science and policy leaders in Asia Pacific to promote gender aware and sensitive research and innovation to improve the quality of science and enhance socio-economic development in the region.

2. Support free speech for a prosperous Fiji

Information is power. Gagging, censorship and detention of the Fiji news media by the interim regime in Fiji robs all citizens of feedback surrounding debate on national futures; and leaves the leadership itself uninformed about how to best achieve its goals of ending racist laws and corruption.

3. Asia Pacific NGO Human Rights Forum

A group of participants form countries in the Asia Pacific in the Diplomacy Training Program recently conducted by the UNSW of Sydney, Aust agreed a human rights forum for NGOs in the Asia Pacific be established with support from States such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea.

This forum would enable NGOs to discuss human issues prior to States and other formal bodies meeting int he region to do the same.

4. Ki ten ung ho chu quyen Viet Nam o Quan dao Hoang Sa, Truong Sa va cam ket bao ve dieu do

Hai quần đảo Hoàng Sa và Trường Sa thuộc chủ quyền của Việt Nam từ lâu đời. Hai quần đảo này là đất của Tổ quốc Việt Nam, mà một tấc đất của Tổ quốc là một tài sản vô giá của dân tộc ta. Tuy nhiên, các nước xung quanh, đặc biệt là Trung Quốc, luôn luôn cố gắng xâm phạm, lấn chiếm hai quần đảo này và họ đã chiếm quần đảo Hoàng Sa.

Chúng ta phải bảo vệ chủ quyền Việt Nam ở hai quần đảo này bởi vì để mất một tấc đất cũng là có tội lớn với tổ tiên, đất nước.