We at International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific envision a world in which everyone enjoys human rights and fundamental freedoms on the basis of equality, without discrimination on the grounds of sex or gender, and free of oppressive power relationships, with individuals and societies benefiting from sustainable and inclusive development.

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#CEDAW71: Reporting Back

The 71st session of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) took place from 22 October to 9 November 2018 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, during which the CEDAW committee carried out constructive dialogues with eight member states: Bahamas, Congo, Lao PDR, Macedonia, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa and […]

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Post-Bali Reflections: The Insider Strategy

IWRAW Asia Pacific executive director Priyanthi Fernando looks back on her participation at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting and considers the pros and cons of engaging with neoliberal institutions. (Read her initial post from Bali: Saying It Loud and Clear.) In the hotel in Benoa, Bali, where I stayed with other Civil Society Forum participants, […]

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CEDEF Recommandation générale no 30 sur les femmes dans la prévention des conflits, les conflits et les situations d’après conflit: Lignes directrices relatives aux rapports parallèles

Ce document peut aider les groupes travaillant sur les droits des femmes et les organisations de la société civile, qui jouent un rôle prépondérant au sein des États fragiles ou aux prises avec des conflits.

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Four Things to Know about the Purple Economy

A two-page briefing paper outlining Professor Ipek Ilkkaracan’s vision of an economic model which recognises care work.

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A Feminist Approach to Economic Justice

This information brief highlights challenges such as the exploitation of labour and natural resources, the impact of business activities on human rights, and barriers to justice; and describes how IWRAW Asia Pacific works to overcome these obstacles.

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CEDAW Sessions

February-March 2019:

Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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July 2019:

Austria, Bahrain, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, Qatar

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October-November 2019:

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

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Estamos encantadas de haber trabajado con vosotras. Solidaridad con comunidades Afro-Colombianas y la mejor de las suertes para vuestro activismo en el futuro ✊🏽 https://t.co/K605ZTEUNQ
9 hours ago
#Colombia cierra la ix evaluación #CEDAW72 mencionando que el observatorio de género @CEquidad alimenta la política de equidad, es por eso que no esta presenta información desagregada por pertenencia étnica, etarea, LTB . @MoMujeresNegras @MADREspeaks @IWRAW_AP @AfroColombians
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Head of state delegation says that only women who migrated to #Colombia via irregular routes have healthcare access restricted to emergency services only.
Vice Prosecutor says that minors are excluded from official stats for cases on people charged for abortions in 2018 #CEDAW72
10 hours ago
#CEDAW committee continues to press #Colombia state delegation on abortion.
Girls have undergone abortions aged 11 and 12 - will the state end the criminalisation of people who seek abortions? Migrant women seem only to have access to emergency care, what about pre-natal care?
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Delegación de #Colombia presenta información de gestión en #CEDAW72. La vida digna para las mujeres negras, indigenas, campesinas, lbt es ya! Queremos información de impacto @MoMujeresNegras @claravaldesr @AudesJimenezG @AngeM08 @jazmin_munozz @renacientes @MADREspeaks @IWRAW_AP https://t.co/cpeIB3bxxm
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Colombiano goverment treats the #CEDAW72 experts as if they couldn't read and respond to their questions about the report, with the same information over and over. Why? There are not effective results to support their rethoric.