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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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The Deep Gender Divide in Fisheries across the Coast of Kenya

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 highlights the lack of women’s inclusion in fisheries governance and throughout the fisheries value chain and supply chain on the Kenyan coast. With speakers Anastacia Cheruiyot (Richana), Mercy Mghanga (CWIFE) and Dorcas Malogho (IOWB). Duration: 57:15 Subtitles: English

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

December 2020

The Kafala sponsorship system is a set of policies and laws that tie migrant workers’ status to their sponsor. Migrant domestic workers are governed by this system and excluded from labour laws in the Middle East and Gulf countries. This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 addresses the interlinkages between domestic work, care labour, […]

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Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Women’s Right to Access Justice

November 2020

This paper aims to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted justice systems around the world, with a focus on access to justice for women on issues related to gender-based violence and rights in the family. It forms part of a broader inquiry into the gaps in rights protection being experienced by women at […]

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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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Distinguishing Between Migrant Sex Workers and Trafficking Victims

2020

Phelister Abdallah of KESWA describes how sex workers in Kenya are organising in the fight against human trafficking. With thanks to Selena Ponce for Spanish translation. Phelister Abdallah, de KESWA, describe cómo se organizan les trabajadores sexuales de Kenia para luchar contra la trata. Gracias a Selena Ponce por la traducción al español. Duration: 4:52 […]

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Eritrea at #CEDAW75

February 2020

Eritrea’s record on women’s rights was reviewed by the #CEDAW Committee during the 75th CEDAW session in February 2020. This Twitter Moment collects together relevant tweets covering the review.

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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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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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