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 exclusion of Malaysian women with ADHD

Like many other women’s issues in Malaysia, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Malaysian women is disregarded at varying levels. With little to no discourse on this matter, challenges faced by women with ADHD are swept under the rug. This blog post analyses the exclusion of women with ADHD in Malaysia in three parts. It explores the […]

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Governance and resilience of Pacific women through the crises of climate change and COVID-19

The Pacific is known to be one of the regions that is very vulnerable to climate change and climate-induced natural disasters. Today almost all the Pacific nations are battling the worst effects of climate change and COVID-19 in their communities. Many islands are finding it very tough to cope with the increasing impacts of climate […]

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CEDAW-SDGs Tools User Manual

A tool for women’s rights groups, civil society, and other actors interested in building connections between human rights instruments and the SDGs framework

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Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics

The fifth Global South Women’s Forum (GSWF), themed ‘Disrupting Macroeconomics’, took place from in December 2020 as an online festival of myriad formats including panel discussions, training workshops, screenings, and strategy sessions. This graphic report by Sonaksha Iyengar beautifully captures the forum’s complexities as a space to centre Global South women’s struggles and collectively craft strategies for achieving a re-imagined feminist new normal.

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CEDAW Sessions

82nd CEDAW Session:

Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Portugal, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (June 2022)

84th CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group:

Central African Republic, Iceland, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Philippines, Rwanda, Venezuela (July 2022)

83rd CEDAW Session:

Armenia, Belgium, China, Gambia, Honduras, Finland, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland, Ukraine (October 2022)

85th CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group:

Benin, Estonia, Guatemala, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Palestine, Singapore, Thailand (October-November 2022)






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