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Women’s Rights Obligations of States in the Context of Climate Change

March 2020

From the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), this eight-page PDF summarises the CEDAW Committee’s statements and Concluding Observations relating to climate change up to 2020.

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CEDAW Elections: An Introductory Guide

March 2020

A six-page PDF on the CEDAW election process, including timeline for the 2020 elections, information on regional representation among candidates, and how NGOs can get involved to ensure that CEDAW Committee members have a strong track record of advocating for women’s human rights.

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Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value / 同工同酬

2020

Work which is typically performed by women is often undervalued and undercompensated. But how can we compare different jobs, especially where the division of labour tends to be gendered? This animated video explains the principle of equal pay for work of equal value, with examples of its application around the world. Our thanks go to […]

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A Visual Journey through Feminist Perspectives on Trafficking

2019

This nine-page PDF is a collection of artist Lulu Kitololo‘s graphic reporting from the convening held in Nairobi in December 2019, which brought activists together to discuss trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration.

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Comparative Legal Review of the Impact of Muslim Family Laws on Women across Commonwealth Asia and Africa

2019

Article 16 of CEDAW specifically provides for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in all matters relating to marriage and family relations. Many Muslim-majority countries and countries with significant Muslim minorities are party to CEDAW but continue to hold reservations with regard to family law matters, including Article 16. This 135-page report, in […]

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Joint Written Submission to the UN CEDAW Committee Concerning the Development of the First Draft of the General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women & Girls in the Context of Global Migration

December 2019

Eight-page PDF of recommendations outlined by participants at the second global convening on trafficking in women in the context of global migration, organised by IWRAW Asia Pacific and the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women, in collaboration with FEMNET, in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2019.  

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Strengthening Implementation of CEDAW: Review of the StIC Project

2019

The Strengthening Implementation of CEDAW (StIC) project, addressing women’s economic, social and cultural rights; access to justice; and the Sustainable Development Goals, was initiated to promote the regional feminist agenda in South and Southeast Asia, with a national-level focus on Bangladesh, Nepal, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. This video contextualises the project and outlines its achievements, with […]

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Towards a Strengthened UN Treaty Body System: Civil Society Proposals

November 2019

In April 2014, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution 68/268 aimed at strengthening the functioning of the human rights treaty bodies and deciding to evaluate the implementation of the resolution in 2020. Alongside this process, several initiatives have been taken by different actors, proposing reforms to the treaty bodies’ procedures for […]

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Advancing Women’s Access to Justice in the Context of Labour Rights

August 2019

IWRAW Asia Pacific organised a regional convening on women’s labour rights and access to justice in Bali, 21-23 May 2019. The convening brought together women’s rights organisations and labour unions, human rights and labour rights experts, justice sector actors and legal service providers to reflect on the challenges and explore the opportunities to advance women’s […]

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Resisting Sexual Harassment in Vietnam

2019

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thanh describes the work of Y.Change in Vietnam, with particular focus on challenging the normalisation of workplace sexual harassment and victim-blaming responses. Duration: 4:30 Subtitles: English

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