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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Leveraging Judicial Actions to Combat Sexual Violence

On the occasion of the 27th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, IWRAW Asia Pacific, along with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Vienna, the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in Vienna and the Academic Council of United Nations System (ACUNS), organized a side event entitled […]

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9 Must-Read Articles on Women’s Labour Rights

The fundamental rights of women to and at work are essential for realizing other human rights and form an inseparable and inherent part of human dignity. Framing them within the one dimensional context of economic production and consumption ignores the obligations of states to implement the full range of human rights. Some of the factors […]

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Outcome Document of the 2017 Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development

Women human rights defenders from across the Global South met in Kigali, Rwanda last year to continue strategizing on harmonizing the human rights framework with the sustainable development framework.

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Women’s Economic Rights in the ASEAN

Our partners from South East Asia share their experience of increased engagement in the ASEAN region, primarily through the review mechanism of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) as an avenue to raise awareness of priority issues for women’s economic leadership in ASEAN.

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CEDAW Sessions

Next CEDAW Session

70th CEDAW Session (July 2018): Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine and Turkmenistan.

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Next Pre-Sessional Working Group

The 72 Pre-Sessional Working Group will take place from 23 July 2018 until 27 July 2018. The CEDAW committee will consider the State reports of Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Twitter Feed

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Asia Pacific Network of Service Workers (APNSW) is looking for a project officer: https://t.co/ofrjkOQKVr @apnsw
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APWLD is inviting women media professionals across Asia-Pacific to participate in our inaugural media fellowship programme. Click the link to find out more and apply by 30 June 2018 midnight Bangkok time. #GenderJustice #ClimateJustice #DevelopmentJustice
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We're excited about this overview of research in gender and digital technology, an emerging field, and we can't wait to learn more as this @GenderITorg project processes. https://t.co/GEKiKMAgKN #takebackthetech
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We're excited to participate in @TaxJusticeNet's annual conference for the next two days, bringing a gender analysis to #TaxJustice. Follow the conversation at #tjn18, and keep an eye out for AWIDer @felogene's tweets, live from Lima! https://t.co/igBKskv8o9
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We are always very happy and proud to share our research- Balancing the Scales: improving Fijian women's access to justice findings and recommendations with orgs and partners in the movement. Today we are in the Western division of Fiji. #A2JFiji @EUPasifika https://t.co/01up7g87rm IWRAW_AP photo
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India's disabilities bill raises hopes of an end to discrimination https://t.co/FeMPzE4dXM
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