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Sex Work is Not Trafficking

July 2021

The conflation of sex work with trafficking leaves sex workers vulnerable to abuse by authorities while discouraging people involved in the sex industry from reporting trafficking cases. Sex workers’ rights activists from South and Southeast Asia describe their experiences and perspectives in this video created in partnership with the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers. […]

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Joint Submission on the Draft General Recommendation on Indigenous Women and Girls

June 2021

This joint submission to the CEDAW Committee was prepared by the Network of Indigenous Women Asia (NIWA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) in consultation with 15 organisations from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Mekong region, including IWRAW Asia Pacific. English: PDF | Word

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Forefronting Our Agendas: Advocacy to Protect Rights of Sex Workers

May 2021

In March 2021, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) network members from eight countries in South and Southeast Asia shared their reflections of engaging with the project Forefronting Our Agendas: Advocacy to Protect Sex Workers’ Rights Using CEDAW. IWRAW Asia Pacific was privileged to facilitate their engagement in CEDAW advocacy and activism over the […]

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Intentional Intersectionality in the Fight against Climate Change

April 2021

Organised by IWRAW Asia Pacific, this session at the Global Just Recovery Gathering invited participants to analyse and document the impacts of climate change on their multiple lived realities and work collectively to find ways these can be mitigated through an intentionally intersectional approach. The session is also intended to contribute to filling the knowledge […]

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CEDAW and Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy: Past Reflections, Future Plans

April 2021

In March 2021, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) network members from eight countries in South and Southeast Asia shared their reflections of engaging with the project Forefronting our Agendas: Advocacy to Protect Sex Workers’ Rights Using CEDAW. IWRAW Asia Pacific was privileged to facilitate their engagement in CEDAW advocacy and activism over the […]

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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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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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Disrupting the Global Food Systems towards Advancing Gender Equality, Human Rights and International Solidarity: The Case of South Africa, Brazil, China and Mexico

December 2020

COVID-19 has undermined food security both directly, by disrupting food systems, and indirectly, through the impacts of lockdowns on household incomes and physical access to food. Furthermore, COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic could undermine food production, processing and marketing, but the most concerning impacts are on the demand side – economic and physical access […]

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Women, the State, and the Market in the Philippines: Case Studies on Sex Work, the War on Drugs, and the Conflict in Mindanao

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents three important conversations in the Philippines that engage with broader struggles faced by women globally: sex work; the war on drugs and its debilitating economic consequences on the poor; and the neglect of women’s needs in fiscal programming in conflict-affected areas. Delilah, a Filipina sex worker, […]

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COVID, Hunger and Creative Approaches to Food Security: Women’s Exchange across Region and Ethnicity in Sri Lanka

December 2020

This session held at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents a field visit to a collective of women farmers called the Uva-Wellasa Women’s Federation, housed in the primarily Sinhala-speaking southwestern district of Monaragala, which is also one of the poorest districts in Sri Lanka. The field visit involves members of various collective food production initiatives […]

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