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.

From the Blog

Care Is An Economic Issue: Addressing Gender Inequalities in Care Work

Ipek Ilkkaracan is Professor of Economics at Istanbul Technical University, a founding member of Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) – New Ways and a member of IWRAW Asia Pacific’s advisory committee. She coined the term ‘purple economy’ to convey the need for an economic model which recognises care work. Without it, the sustainability of […]

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Dispatch from Bali: Saying It Loud and Clear

Embed from Getty Images Writing from the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali, our executive director Priyanthi Fernando reflects on two very different perspectives on the state of today’s world. In Christine Lagarde’s curtain raiser speech for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings being held this week in Bali, the message is that the sun is […]

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Resources

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-SDGs Tool

Developed by IWRAW Asia Pacific, this evolving tool is to identify practical ways of linking the human rights framework and the sustainable development framework.

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CEDAW Sessions

Next CEDAW Session

71st CEDAW Session (October-November 2018): Bahamas, Congo, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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Next Pre-Sessional Working Group

The 72 Pre-Sessional Working Group will take place from 23 July 2018 until 27 July 2018. The CEDAW committee will consider the State reports of Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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#Feminists4BindingTreaty call on women and feminist allies around the world to support a #BindingTreaty to hold corporations accountable for human rights abuses.

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What is the feminist politics of #selfcare as a movement and as individuals? How do we square this with privilege and access? Read @sharasekaram break it down for us and make #selfcaretogether real. https://t.co/iwcMlltFAM https://t.co/l1pIjM4A4K IWRAW_AP photo
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