Global Lasallian Women's Symposium
The District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea (ANZPPNG) invites Lasallian women from across the Pacific-Asia Region (PARC) and beyond to gather in Auckland, New Zealand from 16-19 July 2017 for an historic event- The Global Lasallian Women's Symposium.
The theme for the symposium is "Lasallian women as change makers", recognising the distinct role and identity of women in the Lasallian mission, especially as catalysts for change.
It will build upon the success of similar forums across the Lasallian family, including the 2012 Lasallian Women's Symposium held in Thailand.
Women currently make up around 54 percent of Lasallian Partners globally and yet they are under-represented in international leadership roles across the Lasallian family.
The critical role women play in the Lasallian mission was celebrated in the Institute Circular 461, published in 2010, which emphasises the importance of a more intuitive, relational and community-centered approach to our work as Lasallians in the years ahead.
Through a focus on small group and interactive sessions, the symposium will provide Lasallian women with a unique forum for mutual growth and support.
You can find more information on the event here including details on registration.
Many Lasallian women from disadvantaged countries would like to attend this landmark symposium, but lack the financial means to do so.
Lasallian women from wealthier countries can ensure the symposium is more inclusive through the Sponsor a Sister program.
You can find more information about this program through the Lasallian Foundation.