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.

From the Blog

Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics

Disrupting Macroeconomics: A Forum to Learn, Strategise, and Celebrate Feminist Visions for Economic Justice IWRAW Asia Pacific is inviting proposals to develop and lead thematic sessions at this year’s virtual Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development, 14-18 December 2020. This year’s forum will be themed around feminist macroeconomics, power and justice, with this blog […]

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#CuarentenaSinTransfobia: COVID-19 and the Gender Binary in Latin America

In April 2020, certain Latin American countries implemented an unnecessary and highly restrictive measure that assigned women- and men-only mobility days as a response to COVID-19. This restriction excludes and fosters discrimination against trangender and gender non-conforming people, promotes dangerous situations and violates their human rights. Five months later and despite the many cases of […]

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Recovering Rights: Governments’ Obligations to Ensure Substantive Gender Equality

This brief from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), written in partnership with IWRAW Asia Pacific, discusses the disproportionate economic disadvantages faced by women as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions that governments must undertake to ensure that their economic relief and recovery packages are gender-responsive.

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Intersectional Feminism and the ‘War on Drugs’

In collaboration with IDPC Asia, IWRAW Asia Pacific hosted a tweet chat on women and drug policy, featuring NGOs and experts with particular focus on South and Southeast Asia.

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CEDAW Sessions

Postponed to 2021:

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

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Our new infographics, produced in partnership with @GlobalSexWork, examine the human rights violations behind ‘End Demand’ laws. Although the negative effects of these laws are well documented, they continue to be presented as a progressive response to trafficking and sex work.

What is the far-reaching impact of laws governing #SexWork? On day2⃣ of Counting Sex Workers In! campaign, we want to draw your attention to variety of legal models in place for regulating sex work across the world through this #factsheet: #SexWorkersCount