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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“The success of women’s work rests on political co-optability”: Lessons from overturning Kazakhstan’s ban on women’s employment

On 12 October 2021, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a set of amendments to the Labour Code  of Kazakhstan, lifting the ban on employment of women in 229 professions. The Law, officially named On Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan On Issues of Social Protection of Certain Categories […]

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Every Woman Treaty: Weakening the Protections Against Gender-Based Violence Against Women

Photo by Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash.   The need for a new global instrument on violence against women has been advanced by Every Woman, a coalition advocating for the adoption of the so-called Every Woman Treaty (EWT). The coalition recently published a first draft of this treaty. The EWT campaign has accurately identified the UN-declared […]

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Resources

Руководство По Составлению Теневых Докладов О Правах Секс-работников В Клдж

Shadow report guidelines on CEDAW and sex workers’ rights, translated into Russian by Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN).

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Joint Submission on CEDAW Draft General Recommendation on Indigenous Women and Girls

Prepared by the Network of Indigenous Women Asia (NIWA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) in consultation with 15 organisations from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Mekong region, including IWRAW Asia Pacific.

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