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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‘Wages for caring work’: An exploration of the Care Income Campaign 

In this interview, IWRAW Asia Pacific asks two activists based in Thailand about the concept of care income, its history in the women’s rights movement, and its role in building gender-just post-COVID-19 economies. Liz Hilton works with Empower Foundation, a sex-worker-led advocacy organisation in Chiang Mai, and Bee Pranom Somwong works at Protection Desk Thailand, […]

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Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics

Disrupting Macroeconomics: A Forum to Learn, Strategise, and Celebrate Feminist Visions for Economic Justice اضغط هنا لقراءة المحتوى باللغة العربية | Haga clic aquí para leer esta página en español 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 […]

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Breaking Silos, Building Movements

Experts Barbara Adams (Global Policy Forum), Emma Bürgisser (Bretton Woods Project), Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa (Tebtebba), Azra Talat Sayeed (Roots for Equity) and Chantal Umuhoza (SPECTRA: Young Feminists Activism) explain macroeconomic policies and their relevance to the struggle for gender equality, particularly in the Global South.

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Joint Submission on Migrants’ Rights to Liberty and Freedom from Arbitrary Detention

Together with 11 other civil society organisations and individuals working on issues concerning gender, sexuality and migration, we submitted a joint response to the draft General Comment by the United Nations Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

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CEDAW Sessions

Postponed to 2021:

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

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Mona Alkhalili of the General Union of Palestinian Women joined us at the Global South Women's Forum held in Jordan, 2018, to discuss sustainable development and gender equality in the Palestinian context. Watch a short interview with her: #PalestineDay

After more than 2yrs in prison, WHRDs Loujain & Samar, appeared in court on Nov 26th, 2020, to find they may now be facing terrorism charges. This is unacceptable! Advocating women's rights is not terrorism. Saudi needs to free imprisoned WHRDs now. #SupportWHRDs #16Days