THE PAN-PACIFIC AND SOUTHEAST ASIA WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
PPSEAWA is the only international women’s organization devoted to families, peace and understanding in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. PPSEAWA comprises twenty three national member organizations, many having several local chapters. PPSEAWA Malaysia was founded in 1960.
PPSEAWA has consultative status in category II to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with the privilege and responsibility of making its voice heard in International decision making.
The Association is represented at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and at ESCAP, UNICEF, and UNESCO. Continued monitoring of and participation in these United Nations bodies enables PPSEAWA to inform its members and help them identify areas where they can be of assistance by mobilizing local support.
PPSEAWA has been active in:
- Identifying needs and problems of women and children at risk.
- Protecting the status of women and children against domestic violence and war.
- Furthering education, skills training, and literacy programs for all age groups
- Raising funds and mobilizing local help
- Working to protect and improve the environment.
- Furthering the success of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association was founded in 1928, in Honolulu, Hawaii and has held international membership meetings almost without interruption every three years since its inception.
International Conference Themes serve the purpose of strengthening the bonds of friendships and reinforcing members’ commitments to peace, by attending lectures, workshops, and cultural programmes relating to women and family issues and in support of UN activities.
The 26th International Conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 22nd – 29th August, 2016. The topic will be on “Respect the Environment for a Sustainable and Peaceful Future”.