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The ICA Asia and Pacific Committee on Women (Women’s Committee) is celebrating its 25th anniversary on September 19, 2023. A special anniversary event is being hosted by the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) in Tokyo and on Zoom in collaboration with the Women’s Committee. 


Established in 1998, the Women’s Committee has been promoting gender inclusion and equality in cooperatives in Asia and Pacific region for the past two and a half decades. To commemorate the 25th anniversary year, the Women’s Committee has created a special theme and tagline, “Gender Equality for a Brighter Future”. 


The anniversary event is based on this theme and will be celebrated together with the Women’s Committee members from different countries, supporters and well-wishers of the Women’s Committee, and advocates of gender equality from international organizations. 


The event is symbolic as the Women’s Committee will walk down the memory lane and showcase significant moments and accomplishments realized over the last 25 years. It will present an avenue to Committee members to exhibit their interventions on gender equality and engage in enriching dialogues, thereby, presenting an opportunity to the guests for mutual learning. On this occasion, a special booklet will be launched by the Committee, which among others, has compliments from different stakeholders, case studies of the exemplary work on gender equality within the cooperative sector across Asia and Pacific; and perspectives in the context of governance and law. The event will also serve as a platform to engage in critical reflections on how the Committee could steer its direction in the future, and identify priority areas that are fast emerging and calls for action in the next 25 years.  


Click here to view the program. For online participation, please register in advance using the below link -

(Registration open until September 8, 2023) 


Event start date:
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Event end date:
Tuesday, September 19, 2023