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Shadow Report Guidelines on Women’s Right to Work and Women’s Rights at Work

April 2019

This 48-page guide in PDF format is intended to assist NGOs in drafting their shadow reports on women’s rights to and at work. It refers to the CEDAW, ICESCR and ILO conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It also specifically addresses the rights of women factory workers, domestic workers, plantation […]

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The Colombo Declaration

April 2019

The Colombo Declaration on the Role of the Judiciary in Advancing Women’s Right to Equality in Marriage and Family Relations was adopted by participants in IWRAW Asia Pacific’s regional judicial colloquium on access to justice for women’s right to equality in the context of the family, held in Colombo in March 2019. This eight-page PDF […]

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Summary Report: TB-NET Event on Treaty Body Elections, 15 November 2018

December 2018

Five-page PDF on meeting organised by TB-Net and Amnesty International, and conducted as a roundtable to discuss the current nominations and elections processes for treaty body membership, and proposals for improvements.  

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Not Without Us: Women’s Rights Activists from the Middle East and North Africa Call for Sustainable Development Centered on Human Rights

2018

This 13-page PDF is the outcome document of the February 2018 Middle East and North Africa regional consultation of the Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development, connecting women’s human rights with the Sustainable Development Goals in the MENA context. Also available in Arabic.    

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CEDAW Impact Collection

2018

Literature collection documenting use of CEDAW in different countries around the world, compiled by Susanne Zwingel with support from Florida International University students and staff. Users are invited to suggest additional sources for inclusion in the collection.

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Achieving Women’s Economic Rights in Sudan

2018

Niemat Kuku Mohamed of the Gender Studies Centre in Sudan shares that economic rights are key to achieving women’s human rights in Sudan. (Running time: 3:10.)

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(Sustainable) Development in an Occupied State: Thoughts from Palestine

2018

Mona Alkhalili of the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) in Palestine explains that the 2030 Agenda will not be truly transformative or succeed at leaving no one behind unless the unique situation of the people of Palestine is considered, especially Palestinian women. (Running time: 2:27.) Read more about this in Leaving No One Behind: […]

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Creating and Spreading Feminist Knowledge

2018

Roua Seghaier of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research based in Lebanon shares their work of challenging the borders between what is considered academic and non-academic knowledge. (Running time: 3:17).

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Understanding Sustainable Development in the Context of Iraq

2018

Eman Abdalrehman Hussuin of the Women Leadership Institute in Iraq reflects on challenges to achieving women’s human rights in Iraq and whether SDGs can be used as a tool to bring about progress. (Running time: 2:57.)

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Advocacy on Personal Status Law in Egypt

2018

Nada Hassan Nashat Abdelkawy Moussa of Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA) in Egypt shares their ongoing advocacy regarding personal status law in Egypt and how they maintain a balance between gains already made for women’s human rights and what remains to be done. (Running time: 3:13.)

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