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

Go There to Come Back: Reflections from Botswana’s CEDAW Review

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett The crisp winter morning […]

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The Long Road to Workers’ Rights: The Struggle for Unionisation in Bangladesh

To improve conditions and benefits for staff, workers at Hoplun Apparels in Gazipur, Bangladesh, needed to register their union. But by law, at least 30 percent of the factory’s 6000-strong workforce needed to join it, with documents submitted to the Department of Labour. (In September 2018, this threshold was cut to 20 percent.) Nazma Akter, […]

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Resources

Deklarasi Kolombo

Deklarasi tentang Peran Peradilan dalam Meningkatkan Akses Keadilan dan Hak-hak Perempuan untuk Kesetaraan dalam Keluarga. Di Indonesia rekomendasi ini khususnya ditujukan untuk menjadi pedoman bagi Hakim Pengadilan Agama dan Pengadilan Negeri yang berwenang memutus perkara sehubungan dengan perkawinan dan keluarga. Also available in English.

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Beijing+25 NGO Guidance for National Parallel Reports

In preparation for Beijing+ 25 in 2020, NGOs and civil society stakeholders must have their own independent process to report on progress made, challenges and recommendations. The purpose of these NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports is to provide a common template for NGOs to use for country (city or state) reports.

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CEDAW Sessions

July 2019:

Austria, 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, Seychelles

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