International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific is a feminist organisation committed to the full realisation of women's human rights through the pursuit of equality.
We act to disrupt structures, systems and institutions that violate women's human rights, and we engage in movement building that amplifies women’s voices and activism to create alternative political narratives and spaces.

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‘Wages for caring work’: An exploration of the Care Income Campaign 

In this interview, IWRAW Asia Pacific asks two activists based in Thailand about the concept of care income, its history in the women’s rights movement, and its role in building gender-just post-COVID-19 economies. Liz Hilton works with Empower Foundation, a sex-worker-led advocacy organisation in Chiang Mai, and Bee Pranom Somwong works at Protection Desk Thailand, […]

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Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics

Disrupting Macroeconomics: A Forum to Learn, Strategise, and Celebrate Feminist Visions for Economic Justice UPDATE: Please visit the Global South Women’s Forum site for the full programme and registration! We are no longer accepting session proposals. اضغط هنا لقراءة المحتوى باللغة العربية | Haga clic aquí para leer esta página en español IWRAW Asia Pacific […]

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Breaking Silos, Building Movements

Experts Barbara Adams (Global Policy Forum), Emma Bürgisser (Bretton Woods Project), Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa (Tebtebba), Azra Talat Sayeed (Roots for Equity) and Chantal Umuhoza (SPECTRA: Young Feminists Activism) explain macroeconomic policies and their relevance to the struggle for gender equality, particularly in the Global South.

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Joint Submission on Migrants’ Rights to Liberty and Freedom from Arbitrary Detention

Together with 11 other civil society organisations and individuals working on issues concerning gender, sexuality and migration, we submitted a joint response to the draft General Comment by the United Nations Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

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CEDAW Sessions

Postponed to 2021:

Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, Yemen

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"The original decision to prohibit cannabis lacked scientific basis and was rooted in colonial prejudice and racism [...] millions [were] criminalised and incarcerated across the globe." @IDPCnet responds to the UN's recognition of medicinal cannabis:

Debt, illicit financial flows, trade agreements - each of these shape different realities & enhance specific challenges. At #GSWF2020, @WWGonFfD, @equidadmx & @femtaskforce will present the 'Campaign of Campaigns' & explore mechanisms for joining the dots: