Women and Children: The Human Rights Relationship, Asia Regional Conference, organized by UNICEF and the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, brought together Asia' s leading human rights advocates at the forefront of women' s and children' s rights for a groundbreaking discussion on how to conceptually, normatively, and in concrete ways advance the linkages between women' s and children' s rights in law and policymaking, institutional arrangements, programming and budgeting, and organizational networks.
The sections of this report that deal with the panel discussions do not constitute a direct transcript of the conference, but represent the substance of the comments and responses of the panelists and participants. Each panel discussion is accompanied by a set of Recommendations from the Panelists and Participants which highlight suggestions of steps to be taken to advance the rights of children and women. These recommendations are derived from the analysis of the discussions that took place at the conference. The keynote presentation, the celebration dinner presentation and the concluding comments are presented in full.