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The Human Rights Violations Behind ‘End Demand’ Laws

October 2020

Produced by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and IWRAW Asia Pacific, this series of infographics, compiled in PDF format, aims to raise public awareness about the deeply negative impact of ‘End Demand’ laws on the human rights of sex workers, and to encourage collective action to demand State accountability for violations of […]

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Joint Civil Society Letter on 2021 UN Treaty Body Reviews in the COVID-19 Context

October 2020

Signed by over 500 NGOs from around the world, this letter calls attention to the pandemic’s disruption of the work of the Treaty Bodies, urges them and their Secretariats to schedule State reviews no later than 2021, and OHCHR to prioritise resources and tools for this. Click here to download the letter in Microsoft Word […]

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The United Nations Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: A Guide for Organisations of People with Disabilities

September 2020

This 22-page guide from the European Disability Forum, available both as a PDF and as a Word document, explains CEDAW and provides a step-by-step overview of the CEDAW review and complaints processes.

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Recovering Rights: Governments’ Obligation to Ensure Substantive Gender Equality

August 2020

The Recovering Rights series from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) looks at opportunities for the post-COVID-19 transformation of our economies, with rights and justice at the centre. This brief, written in partnership with IWRAW Asia Pacific, discusses the disproportionate economic disadvantages faced by women as a result of the pandemic, and the […]

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Intersectional Feminism and the ‘War on Drugs’

August 2020

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. The discussion has been compiled into a Twitter Moment for easy reading.

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Mobilising for Feminist Trade Justice within the United Nations

August 2020

The movement for feminist trade justice is long-standing and growing. Global South feminists have been ringing alarm bells for decades – providing meticulous analysis on the devastating impact of trade liberalisation, privatisation, and deregulation on poor and marginalised groups of women and demonstrating the inextricable link between the current global trade system, colonialism and imperialism. […]

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CEDAW in Brief: The UN Convention on the Rights of Women and Switzerland

2020

This video by NGO-Koordination Post Beijing Schweiz provides a quick guide to CEDAW with a focus on its application in Switzerland. Duration: 3:03 Subtitles: English

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Civil Society Statement at the 76th CEDAW Session on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

June 2020

This statement was delivered by IWRAW Asia Pacific programme officer Marisa Hutchinson and programme manager Shanti Uprety at the 76th CEDAW session on 29 June 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement was compiled from information shared by 28 NGOs from 22 countries around the world. Seven pages, PDF; also available as […]

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Drug Policy and the Fundamental Human Rights of Women who Use Drugs

June 2020

Routine mistreatment and neglect of women who use drugs violates virtually every major human rights treaty; this report makes particular reference to CEDAW. 41 pages, PDF, by University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, IWRAW Asia Pacific, E.V.A., and Eurasian Harm Reduction Association.

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How to Use Treaty Bodies’ Concluding Observations to Advance Women’s Land and Property Rights

June 2020

This toolkit from the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University and the Global Initiative on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) provides advocacy information and advice, together with a case study on women’s land and inheritance rights in Kenya, to illustrate how Concluding Observations can be used as leveraging tools at […]

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