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.

From the Blog

A Home Where Everyone Can Thrive: Pursuing Climate Justice in Malaysia

At the heart of our discussions on climate justice lies a truth often overshadowed by broader environmental debates: the ongoing tragedy in Gaza. Fueled by colonialism and a fossil fuel system that perpetuates violence, the genocide happening right now in Gaza underscores the inextricable link between climate justice, gender justice, and the quest for peace. […]

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An Organisational Update from IWRAW Asia Pacific

Dear IWRAW-AP community, Over the past two years, IWRAW-AP has been through several processes as part of our commitment to growth and change. During this period, we have drawn on our rich legacy and contribution to a groundswell of women’s human rights activism regionally and globally. At the end of 2022, we completed an organisational […]

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CEDAW Shadow Report Guidelines on LBTI+ women, trans, non-binary and gender diverse people

Our latest resource aims to guide lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women, non-binary and gender diverse people who seek to engage with the CEDAW shadow report writing and submission process.

Read through the guidelines here.

CEDAW Elections Guide 2024

On 7 June 2024, 11 new members will be elected to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Meaningful NGO participation in the election process is crucial for women’s rights organisations to further be involved in substantially shaping CEDAW’s framework

Access our CEDAW Elections Guide 2024 for NGOs.

CEDAW Sessions

88th CEDAW Session

Brazil, Estonia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore (May 2024)

90th CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Botswana, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Malta (June 2024)

89th CEDAW Session

Benin, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Japan, Lao PDR, Netherlands, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia (September-October 2024)

91st CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Algeria, Austria, Grenada, Lithuania, Qatar, Togo, Zambia (October 2024)

Upcoming Events


IWRAW Asia Pacific and partners at #CSW68

Join IWRAW AP and our partners at the 68th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) where we will be organising and co-hosting in-person NGO parallel events! View all our events.