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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Go There to Come Back: Reflections from Botswana’s CEDAW Review

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett The crisp winter morning […]

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The Long Road to Workers’ Rights: The Struggle for Unionisation in Bangladesh

To improve conditions and benefits for staff, workers at Hoplun Apparels in Gazipur, Bangladesh, needed to register their union. But by law, at least 30 percent of the factory’s 6000-strong workforce needed to join it, with documents submitted to the Department of Labour. (In September 2018, this threshold was cut to 20 percent.) Nazma Akter, […]

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Advancing Women’s Access to Justice in the Context of Labour Rights

IWRAW Asia Pacific organised a regional convening on women’s labour rights and access to justice in Bali, 21-23 May 2019. The convening brought together women’s rights organisations and labour unions, human rights and labour rights experts, justice sector actors and legal service providers to reflect on the challenges and explore the opportunities to advance women’s access to justice in the context of labour rights. This video provides an overview of the event with input from participants.

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Deklarasi Kolombo

Deklarasi tentang Peran Peradilan dalam Meningkatkan Akses Keadilan dan Hak-hak Perempuan untuk Kesetaraan dalam Keluarga. Di Indonesia rekomendasi ini khususnya ditujukan untuk menjadi pedoman bagi Hakim Pengadilan Agama dan Pengadilan Negeri yang berwenang memutus perkara sehubungan dengan perkawinan dan keluarga. Also available in English.

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CEDAW Sessions

October/November 2019:

Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Seychelles

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AMEN! "Amend [the] Federal Constitution to explicitly allow both men & women to confer citizenship on their children born outside of Malaysia through the same process, & make it equal and right for Malaysian women. We make up half of #Malaysia & we count."

Angola, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, San Marino and Slovenia are all scheduled for review at the next #UPR in November. Our guide explains how NGOs and NHRIs can engage:

Inspired by @ryankuja's Six Harmful Consequences of the White Saviour Complex, our executive director @prifernando53 modified it for the development context: