Women Changing the Face of Asia
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I am writing to let you know about an event we are having next week as
part of our exhibit, ³Portraits of Leadership: Women Changing the Face of
Asia² which will be in town and running through November 20th. On
Wednesday, November 8th, we are having the kickoff reception at One Market
Street in San Francisco.
Our special guest speakers include Shumei Huang from China and Mohna
Ansari from Nepal. Shumei Huang is an attorney and director of the Legal
Service Center --Guangdong Women¹s Federation, an organization educating
migrant women workers in southern China on their legal rights. Mohna
Ansari, also an attorney, is the first and only female Muslim attorney in
Nepal, and works as an advocate for Nepali women¹s rights.
The Asia Foundation Launches Exhibit on Women Leaders
The Asia Foundation Presents A Public Exhibit -
Portraits of Leadership: Women Changing the Face of Asia
October 17-29, 2006
Union Station, West Hall
San Francisco, CA
November 6-20, 2006
The Concourse of One Market Street
The pioneering individuals in this exhibit--including the only female
Muslim lawyer in Nepal, an advocate for Nepali women's rights; the founder
of the first long-term shelter for abused and trafficked women in Laos; the
director of an organization educating migrant women workers in southern
China on their legal rights--are providing leadership to improve the current
and future quality of life in their communities and societies for women as
well as men. They have overcome difficult circumstances, seized upon and
created opportunities, and have risen to become role models for women
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