|Programs at the Dawn Center
|In order to realize a society where women and men are able to
live, work, and participate together in a variety of fields, the Dawn Center plays
an important role as an information center. It supports women's independence,
provides an information network, promotes international exchanges, and encourages
|1. Information Programs
||The information library, situated
on the second floor of the Dawn Center, contains a wide range of current information
related to women such as books, magazines, videos, and various data. Center visitors
can read or borrow almost all of them, as well as watch videos and consult the
The center has developed and offered the women's information system. People can access it from home or work through the personal computer
communication system, the Internet.
Various lectures designed to teach women the skills required to access and make
the most of information in this information-oriented society, in addition to practical
classes on how to operate the Dawn Net, are provided.
|2. Counseling Programs
||Through counseling from women's point of view about problems
women face, the center offers necessary aid and support to help women stand on
their own and live independent lives.
In order to meet the various needs of women, the center offers a
variety of counseling services: "personal counseling"
by specialized women counselors, "support groups"
for women with similar problems in order to support each other (in
japanese, English and Chinese), and "telephone counseling"
for those who cannot come to the Dawn Center.
"Health consultation," "legal advice," and programs
on self-assertion for women and understanding human relationships
are also available.
|3. Cultural Programs
||To alter the stereotypical images about women in culture, art,
entertainment, and the visual media, and to raise consciousness, the center supports
cultural expression activities by and for women.
On the fifth floor of the Dawn Center is an audio-visual studio and editing room
to support women's activities. Video programs for women are available here.
Periodically the center shows films made by women directors or those with a feminist's
view, and holds a "Film Festival for Women" annually. Click here
to see the lectures and events offered in Japanese.
|4. Enlightment Programs
||Programs to enlighten
women and men who live in Osaka to increase their understanding and consciousness
about gender issues are supported by the center. We also support the enlightment
and self-learning activities.
||Programs to develop women's abilities
Programs for investigation and research
Programs for international exchange
Programs about health and welfare
Programs for advertisement
|by Tokiko Tagami : Program Coordinator
(From "Dawn" January 1997)
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