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Decriminalise Sex Work

March 2021

The full decriminalisation of sex work is recognised globally as being essential to ensuring the safety, security, and dignity of sex workers. In this video, members of the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) from various parts of South and Southeast Asia talk about the impact of criminalisation on the lives and rights of […]

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“There Should Be No Imperialist Policies Within Agricultural Production”: Azra Talat Sayeed

March 2021

Azra Talat Sayeed of Roots For Equity, Pakistan, describes the reality for landless agricultural women workers, and why women’s access to the control of resources is the only way to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara […]

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“If It Doesn’t Work for Women, It Absolutely Doesn’t Work at All”: Barbara Adams

February 2021

The private sector’s focus on profitability, governmental failure to properly tax the wealthy, and decisions on money allocation are all crucial factors affecting the Sustainable Development Goals. Ultimately, these impact gender equality and women’s rights. In this video, Barbara Adams of Global Policy Forum explains why the public sector is essential for achieving the SDGs, […]

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CEDAW Committee Elections Update 2021

February 2021

Following the CEDAW Committee elections held in November 2020, we break down the geographic representation among candidates and appointees, along with their number of terms. PDF | Word    

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A Critique of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38 on Trafficking in Women & Girls in the Context of Global Migration

January 2021

This document presents a substantive critique of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38, grounded in intersectional feminist principles. Annotations made to the text of the General Recommendation highlight severe regression, ambiguous provisions, and progress. PDF | Word

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Following the Money: The Kafala System and Chain of Domestic Workers’ Migration

January 2021

This report summarises the discussion during the session of the same name organised by the International Domestic Workers Federation at the Global South Women’s Forum in December 2020. Topics covered include care work and macroeconomic policies, migrant domestic workers’ contributions to their home economies, push and pull factors for their migration, the profits of Lebanon’s […]

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White Paper on Women’s Equality and Economic Rights in Eastern and Southern Africa

January 2021

This white paper and accompanying documents discuss women’s equality and economic rights in Southern and Eastern Africa. They were drafted by Rebecca Ramirez, a legal intern with the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law, under the supervision of the Clinic’s Acting Director, Tamar Ezer. Ishita Dutta of IWRAW Asia Pacific […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Trafficking & Women’s Rights

December 2020

In this episode of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)’s series on the UN Trafficking Protocol and anti-trafficking work more broadly, Borislav Gerasimov and Sharmila Parmanand speak with IWRAW Asia Pacific programme manager Ishita Dutta. Ishita speaks about the challenges for women’s rights activists to engage with state institutions and what women’s rights […]

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Promote Prevention, Question Criminalisation: Reframing Responses to Child Marriage

December 2020

This South Asian dialogue, held by Feminist Inquiries into Rights and Equality (FIRE), was supported by IWRAW Asia Pacific as a consortium partner. FIRE project partners from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal, as well as other country partners and allies, provided information on the ground-level realities of child and early marriage (CEM), emphasising […]

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#GSWF2020 Threads

December 2020

The Global South Women’s Forum went virtual in 2020, taking on macroeconomics with Global South feminist voices from around the world. This Twitter Moment shares links to the videos along with IWRAW Asia Pacific’s threads on the sessions.

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