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

#CuarentenaSinTransfobia: COVID-19 and the Gender Binary in Latin America

In April 2020, certain Latin American countries implemented an unnecessary and highly restrictive measure that assigned women- and men-only mobility days as a response to COVID-19. This restriction excludes and fosters discrimination against trangender and gender non-conforming people, promotes dangerous situations and violates their human rights. Five months later and despite the many cases of […]

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Feminist Demands for Environmental and Climate Justice: Realities, Resistance and Resilience

In recognising the interrelation of environmental issues and social and political issues, IWRAW Asia Pacific aims to take an intersectional approach to confront institutional patriarchy, in order to protect the communities and livelihoods of those affected by environmental and climate change; ensure accountability of economic actions by governments and corporations, implement domestic climate measures and […]

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Resources

Recovering Rights: Governments’ Obligations to Ensure Substantive Gender Equality

This brief from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), written in partnership with IWRAW Asia Pacific, discusses the disproportionate economic disadvantages faced by women as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions that governments must undertake to ensure that their economic relief and recovery packages are gender-responsive.

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Intersectional Feminism and the ‘War on Drugs’

In collaboration with IDPC Asia, IWRAW Asia Pacific hosted a tweet chat on women and drug policy, featuring NGOs and experts with particular focus on South and Southeast Asia.

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CEDAW Sessions

Postponed to 2021:

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

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Twitter Feed

"Polish LGBT+ rights organisations @KPH_official and @rownoscorgpl joined @ILGAEurope in submitting their legal complaints to the European Commission about so-called family charters and 'LGBT-free zones'." @PinkNews https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/09/16/poland-lgbt-free-zones-european-union-commission-president-ursula-von-der-leyen/

"The crime and havoc so often portrayed around drug users’ lives are rooted in the criminalization of drugs—not in their actual properties." @WeezieBeale and @matthew__bonn discuss the violence of repressive drug policies: https://filtermag.org/overdose-awareness-day-governments/ #SupportDontPunish

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