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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↕️ A thread on the status of domestic workers in Malaysia ↕️ https://t.co/LvuJYQk5HL
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Good news this week! “It’s a very rare victory for labor rights and migrant workers in #Thailand, and it will help bolster the rights of migrant workers in the country” - @SuthareeW https://t.co/TH94Irguyq https://t.co/4HA3VdodaI IWRAW_AP photo
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As we gear up for the next #CEDAW session, take a look at our blog post on how the last one went: https://t.co/D6NNEmdPhQ https://t.co/YIiQJMaEc8 IWRAW_AP photo
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We are looking for a Program Officer for #Grantmaking and Operations! This is an ideal position for someone passionate about supporting the #young #feminist #movement through #funding and other learning opportunities. Details: https://t.co/KBYagMzbhK #JobAlert #FeministJobs https://t.co/cdynZKZpCk IWRAW_AP photo
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@ScottMorrisonMP, PM of #Australia - in #Vanuatu & #Fiji how about you demonstrate solidarity we most need as small islands people facing loss & damage -Tell us that #Adani coal mine, emissions bomb, will never open. @FijiPM @President_Heine @jacindaardern @RRegenvanu #StopAdani https://t.co/Kbbklu0g7g IWRAW_AP photo