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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Global South Women’s Forum 2021: Co-Creating Spaces for Global South Feminist Visions of Environmental Justice

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have been supplemented by the unmanageable impacts of extreme climate events. These have included hurricanes, cyclones and volcanic eruptions, many resulting in excessive flooding, exhaustive ashfall and in some cases deaths, severely affecting the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities, especially in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and low-income […]

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“How Did This Happen?”: A Feminist Analysis of CEDAW General Recommendation 38 – Part 2

CEDAW General Recommendation 38 on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration was adopted in November 2020. It recognises that ‘globally dominant economic policies are the cause behind large-scale economic inequality between States and individuals that manifests as labour exploitation’. It also highlights that macroeconomic factors produce the conditions of economic […]

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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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Episode 1 of 8: A Green Future for Us: Youth Voices in Climate Justice

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"This gendered image of the ‘dubious’ tourist illustrates how women from working-class backgrounds are seen as inherently suspicious in the eyes of the regulatory state." 'Anti-trafficking' measures disproportionately bar Filipino women from travelling:





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