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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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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A May Day Reflection on the Rights of Women Workers

By Priyanthi Fernando, Executive Director, IWRAW AP How many of us are aware that May Day, International Workers’ Day or Labour Day, however we call it, and whenever we commemorate it, had its origins in workers’ demands for an eight hour working day? Yet, even though the commemorations have been going on for over a […]

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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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