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Shadow Report Guidelines on the rights of LBTI+ women, trans, non-binary and gender-diverse people

March 2024

This 19-page resource provides article-specific guidance to NGOs who aim to engage with the CEDAW review process with a view to the rights of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women, and non-binary and gender-diverse people.

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CEDAW Elections Guide 2024

February 2024

Eleven new CEDAW Committee members will be elected on 7 June 2024 at the 23rd Meeting of States parties in New York. Newly elected Committee members will replace outgoing members whose terms of office will expire on 31 December 2024. Although the election process remains state-driven, there exist avenues for NGO involvement in the nomination […]

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CEDAW Principle of State Obligation

January 2024

Adapted from the original video by IWRAW Asia Pacific and produced by the Rwanda National Association of Deaf Women, this video explains the CEDAW principle of state obligation. Duration: 8:08 Voiceover: English Subtitles: None

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Gender IFI Summer School: Advocacy for Feminist Tax Justice

August 2023

In this session at the inaugural Bretton Woods Project Gender IFI Summer School held in August 2023, IWRAW Asia Pacific programme officer Hazel Birungi moderates a conversation with Aurea Mouzinho from the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) and Sahar Mechmech from Oxfam. The panel discusses their experience with global campaigning on tax and gender, […]

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Disrupting the Development Sector from the Global South

July 2023

On Episode 16 of The Development Hub’s podcast, The Power Shift: Decolonising Development, IWRAW Asia Pacific’s executive director Priyanthi Fernando tells us about her ‘disruptive’ approach to the development sector by continuously asserting Global South perspectives on the work being carried out. Learn how double standards function when activists and practitioners from the Global South […]

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Equality Bahamas CEDAW Speaker Series: Article 13 with Constanza Pauchulo

July 2023

The CEDAW (Convention) Speaker Series, organised by Equality Bahamas, is designed to familiarise members of the public with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Each month, one expert takes a look at one Article of the Convention, its interpretation, its application to the Bahamian context, and the most […]

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Promoting the Equality of Women: IWRAW Asia Pacific’s Journey, by Shanthi Dairiam

May 2023

Promoting the Equality of Women: IWRAW Asia Pacific’s Journey, by our founder, Shanthi Dairiam, narrates Shanthi’s journey during the founding years of IWRAW Asia Pacific. Beginning in 1993, Shanthi details the rich history of her work in establishing IWRAW Asia Pacific as a Global South-centric feminist organisation, bringing women’s realities into international human rights standards […]

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CEDAW Shadow Report Guideline on Gender Equality and Macroeconomics (GEM)

May 2023

This thematic shadow report guideline aims to build the capacity of women’s rights organisations (WROs) and activists with the knowledge and resources to challenge neoliberal capitalist approaches in macroeconomic policies that actively violate women’s human rights. It is a resource for WROs and activists that are drafting their CEDAW shadow or alternative report and engaging […]

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Press Release – United Nations: 28 States call for legal gender recognition based on self-identification

March 2023

For the first time at the United Nations, a cross-regional group of 28 countries has called for laws and policies that allow legal gender recognition based on self-identification. Countries called on other States to “implement laws and policies that allow the recognition of gender identity based on self-identification”, and to “redouble efforts to prevent and […]

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Making the Unheard Heard: The Global Tribunal of Women Workers 2022

February 2023

On 9 October 2022, IWRAW Asia Pacific concluded its Global South Women’s Forum 2022 which hosted the Global Tribunal for Women Workers. The outcome of the Global Tribunal exceeded our expectations. We are pleased that the Global Tribunal was able to make visible many workers who suffer the violation of their human rights in silence, […]

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