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Government Mechanisms

A listing of government mechanisms and offices established to promote the advancement of women in Asia-Pacific countries.

Inter-Governmental Organizations

Asia & Pacific Development Centre - Gender and Development Program (GAD-APDC)

The Asia and Pacific Development Centre is an autonomous regional inter-governmental institution designed to provide a practical response to the development problems faced by countries in the region. The Gender and Development Programme of the APDC addresses the gendered nature of development processes and their impact on women's lives. GAD-APDC publishes the annual APDC Monitor of the BPFA Implementation in the region.

P.O. Box 1224, Persiaran Duta
50770 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel/Fax: (603) 651 9209


Ministry of Women and Children Affairs

Building No.6, Bangladesh Secretariat Dhaka- 1000, Bangladesh
Tel.: 8802-861-012 / 861-879/ 869-674
Fax: 8802-837 / 867-550

Brunei Darussalam

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Social Services Unit
Kg. Pulaie, Jala Kebangsaan, Brunnei Darussalam
Tel.: 673-02-339087
Fax: 673-02-339572


Ministry of Women's and Veteran's Affairs

Contact: Ms. You-Ay, Secretary of State
N 67, STU68, Toultum Poung II Chamcarmon
Phnom Penh Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel.: 855-23-15-915-141
Fax: 855-23-428084


Ministry for Women, Culture, Social Welfare and Multi Ethnic Affairs

Department for Women and Culture
Contact: Sereima Lomaloma
P.O.Box 14068 Suva, Fiji
Tel.: 679-312199
Fax: 679-303829


Department of Women and Child Development

Ministry of Human Resource Development
Contact: Asha Das
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi 110001, India
Tel.: 91-11-338-3586
Fax: 91-11-338-1495


Ministry of Women's Role

Medan Merdeka Barap # 15 Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Tel.: 21-380-5539
Tel.: 21-380-5539


Center for Women's Participation

Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Tel.: 98-21-640-3038
Fax: 98-21-616-2868


Prime Minister's Office

Advisor on the Status of Women
Kaplan St., Jerusalem, Israel
Tel.: 02-670-7131
Fax: 02-670-7123


Office for Gender Equality

Prime Minister's Office
Contact: Fumiko Suzuki
6-1, Nagato-cho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100, Japan
Tel.: 81-3-3581-5003
Fax: 81-3-3592-0408

Korea, Republic of

Ministry of Political Affairs

Sejong-ro 77-6 Chaongro-gu,
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel.: 822-734-3350
Fax: 822-738-5050


Ministry of National Unity and Social Development

Women's Affairs Department
Contact: Ms. Ainunnazli Mohd Salleh, Director
2nd Floor, Bangunan LPPKN, Jalan Raja Laut
50562 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.:(603) 293-0095 or 294-5190
Fax:(603) 293-4740


Ministry of Health and Social Welfare

Karl Marx St.-2, Ulaanbatar-11, Mongolia
Tel.: 00976-1-325751
Fax: 00976-1-327872


Ministry of Women's Development

Contact: Salma Waheed, Secretary to the Government of Pakistan
State Life Building Phase 5, Blue Area, Islammabad, Pakistan
Tel.: 92-51-821145
Fax: 92-51-823132


National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)

Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Contact: Ermelita Valdeavilla, Executive Director
1145 J.P. Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila, Philippines
Tel.:(632) 735-4763
Fax: (632) 735-8918

Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Women's Affairs

64-68 Galle Road, Colombo-3, Sri Lanka
Tel.: 94-1-441-477


General Women's Union

Tel.: 963-11-333-8584/2077
Fax: 963-11-333-8446


Office of National Commission on Women's Affairs

Contact: Ms. Supatra Putananusorn, Chief, Women's Information Center
Office of the Permanent Secretary
Government House Bangkok, 10300 Thailand
Tel.:(662) 282-5322
Fax:(662) 281-3690


National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Vietnam

Contact: Ms. Tran Mai Huong, Permanent Secretary
39 Hang Chuoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel.:(844) 971-1350 or
Fax:(844) 971-1349

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