Frequently Asked Questions

Does IWRAW Asia Pacific solely focus on the Asia Pacific region?

IWRAW Asia Pacific is an international non-profit women’s NGO based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has consultative status with the Committee for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the United Nations. The name of the organisation refers to our location and our primary area of focus, but it does not restrict our scope. We attend every CEDAW session in Geneva and facilitate the engagement with state reviews of NGOs from all countries that have ratified CEDAW. We work at national, regional and global levels in partnership with national-level partners and regional and global networks.

How can my organisation work with IWRAW Asia Pacific?

We are continually seeking to apply the CEDAW framework to emerging women’s rights issues. We therefore welcome discussions with women’s rights and other human rights organisations around this frame.

We invite you to participate in campaigns, convenings and workshops organised by ourselves as well as by our partners.

Please reach out to us if you are interested in participating in relevant CEDAW review sessions. You can also join our cedaw4change listserv by filling in the form on our homepage, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on CEDAW sessions, IWRAW Asia Pacific activities, our partners’ campaigns, and other news relevant to NGOs and civil society organisations around the world.

How can I join IWRAW Asia Pacific?

See our Vacancies and Internships page to find out whether there are current opportunities with us.

How do I contact IWRAW Asia Pacific?

See our Staff page to identify the best person to contact – using the email address format ‘firstname @ iwraw-ap.org’. Alternatively you can write to our general email address, fill in our contact form or give us a call.

Where can I find information on CEDAW sessions?

Our CEDAW subdomain provides extensive information on the CEDAW process as well as specific information on the next CEDAW session. For details of past and future sessions, see the OHCHR website.

Where can I find information on writing a shadow report?

Our Resources page includes shadow report guidelines in a number of languages and covering various thematic areas.

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