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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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Loss and Damage, Human Rights & State and Corporate Accountability: Our Fight for Climate Justice

November 2022

Grounded in the analysis of social movements, frontline communities and feminist leaders, this #COP27 side event focused on loss and damage from a human rights perspective, considering the structural drivers of the climate crisis, and clarifying the human rights obligations of States and corporations. Speakers: Ana Celestial (Kalikasan PNE); Mela Chiponda (FEMNET); Adrian Martinez (La […]

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Open Letter from SWIFA to Members of Congress, Spain, on Proposed Amendments to the Penal Code

September 2022

The Sex Worker Inclusive Feminist Alliance (SWIFA), of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member, calls upon Members of Congress to meaningfully engage with sex workers’ communities and collectives and better understand their lived experiences and concerns. Their experiences and concerns should be taken into account while designing public policies that affect them. Available in […]

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Women Human Rights Defenders and COVID-19

March 2022

Lockdowns, restricted movement, financial instability and a global heath crisis all intersected to shape the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Worsened by the impacts of climate change, the burden of survival fell disproportionately on women and subsequently, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who faced navigating rights violations in an unknown world. Our ‘Women Human Rights […]

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CEDAW Demystified: State Obligation

May 2021

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is one of the most broadly endorsed human rights treaties in the world. Our animated explainer discusses CEDAW’s principle of state obligation, with examples focusing on the Global South. With thanks to Lilly Etzenbach, Emilia Dominguez and Women and Media Collective for […]

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CEDAW Demystified: Non-Discrimination

April 2021

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is one of the most broadly endorsed human rights treaties in the world. Our animated explainer discusses CEDAW’s principle of non-discrimination, with examples focusing on the Global South. With thanks to Lilly Etzenbach, Emilia Dominguez and Women and Media Collective for translation […]

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CEDAW Demystified: Substantive Equality

April 2021

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is one of the most broadly endorsed human rights treaties in the world. Our animated explainer discusses CEDAW’s principle of substantive equality, with examples focusing on the Global South. With thanks to Lilly Etzenbach, Nadia Kalinina, Emilia Dominguez and Women and Media […]

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“Austerity Policies Overwhelmingly Undermine Women’s Rights”: Emma Bürgisser

March 2021

Emma Bürgisser of Bretton Woods Project explains macroeconomic policy and how it impacts every dimension of gender equality, by either exacerbating or alleviating pre-existing gender inequalities in society. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando Gabriel Fiorillo (Portuguese), Natalie […]

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“Extractive Industries Come with a Very Extractive Mindset”: Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa

March 2021

Indigenous women’s struggle stands at the intersection of land rights and women’s rights. Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa of the Gender Desk of the Tebtebba Foundation discusses the different kinds of challenges faced by indigenous women, with examples from Nepal, India, and the Philippines. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly […]

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“No One Lives a Single-Issue Life”: Chantal Umuhoza

March 2021

“Working together makes us stronger.” Chantal Umuhoza from Rwanda describes the connection between macroeconomic issues and sexual and reproductive rights, and the importance of collaborating with activists from different sectors and regions. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando […]

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