Blogs

Check out our blog for noteworthy articles and op-eds by our team, partners and allies on the current state of women's human rights, and how there is much to be done for gender equality.

Enfrentando crisis convergentes: la resiliencia LGBTIQ+ en Fiyi

January 8th, 2021

Este artículo apareció por primera vez en OpenGlobalRights en inglés y español el 18 de diciembre de 2020. Click here to read this page in English En la conversación sobre justicia climática no hay suficiente representación ni voces de los grupos marginados, como personas que viven con discapacidad; lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero, intersexuales y queer […]

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Facing Intersecting Crises: LGBTIQ+ Resilience in Fiji

January 8th, 2021

This article first appeared on OpenGlobalRights in English and Spanish on 18 December 2020. Haga clic aquí para leer esta página en español The climate justice conversation lacks sufficient representation and voices from marginalised groups, such as people living with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people; and migrants and refugees. An […]

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‘Wages for caring work’: An exploration of the Care Income Campaign 

November 21st, 2020

In this interview, IWRAW Asia Pacific asks two activists based in Thailand about the concept of care income, its history in the women’s rights movement, and its role in building gender-just post-COVID-19 economies. Liz Hilton works with Empower Foundation, a sex-worker-led advocacy organisation in Chiang Mai, and Bee Pranom Somwong works at Protection Desk Thailand, […]

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Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics

October 14th, 2020

Disrupting Macroeconomics: A Forum to Learn, Strategise, and Celebrate Feminist Visions for Economic Justice UPDATE: Please visit the Global South Women’s Forum site for the full programme and registration! We are no longer accepting session proposals. اضغط هنا لقراءة المحتوى باللغة العربية | Haga clic aquí para leer esta página en español IWRAW Asia Pacific […]

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

August 25th, 2020

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

August 4th, 2020

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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Enhancing Worker Protections in a Post-COVID-19 World: The Urgent Need for C190

June 18th, 2020

  By Shanti Uprety, Programme Manager, IWRAW Asia Pacific In June 2019, the General Conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) created a new international instrument, with very strong advocacy and support from governments, employers, trade unions, workers and civil society organisations. This new convention, C190 – Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019, provides an international […]

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COVID-19: Lockdown as a Safety Risk

April 10th, 2020

Guest post by Fadziso Fadzisai Mawunganidze. Photo by Sandie Clarke on Unsplash. Content warning: Contains references to sexual violence, including child sexual abuse.   Imagine a young girl staying with her rapist for 24 hours a day, without the freedom she used to enjoy when she went to school or played with her friends. In […]

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COVID-19: Capitalism’s Mask Has Slipped

March 19th, 2020

It’s Thursday in Kuala Lumpur, the second day of the ‘restricted movement’ which was announced by Malaysia’s new government on Monday night. There has been confusion among the public about whether or not this is the same as a lockdown. On Tuesday night, upon hearing that permits would be required for interstate travel, police stations […]

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“The Police Are Our Real Pimps”: Violence against Sex Workers in the Philippines

December 17th, 2019

On the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (17 December), Sharmila Parmanand discusses the intersections of violence in the Philippines against sex workers and against people who use drugs. Sex workers in the Philippines experience many harmful effects of the war on drugs. It has increased the power of the police over sex […]

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