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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 (10:12) contextualises the project and outlines its achievements, […]

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Claiming Economic Rights for Women with Disabilities in Nepal

2019

In this short video (7:17), Laxmi Nepal of Blind Women Association Nepal describes the work carried out by her organisation to empower women with disabilities, and blind and visually impaired women in particular, through legal literacy and advocacy to dismantle structural barriers.

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Monitoring Work and Working Conditions of Women Employed in the Ready-Made Garment Industries of Bangladesh

April 2019

This 12-page PDF from Karmojibi Nari outlines working conditions among a sample of over 1000 women garment workers from over 100 factories in Gazipur and Narayanganj.  

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Monitoring Work and Working Conditions of Women Employed in the Ready-Made Garment Industries of Bangladesh

March 2019

This 12-page PDF from Karmojibi Nari outlines working conditions among a sample of 1000 women garment workers from 100 factories in Dhaka and Narayanganj.  

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Monitoring Work and Working Conditions of Women Employed in the Ready-Made Garment Industries of Bangladesh

December 2018

This 12-page PDF from Karmojibi Nari outlines working conditions among a sample of over 1000 women garment workers in Dhaka.    

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The CEDAW Compliance Framework: IWRAW Asia Pacific’s Experience in Six Countries

2016

63-page PDF toolkit outlining the CEDAW Compliance Framework (CCF) Project and experience gained through the project in six countries.

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Addressing Rape as a Human Rights Violation: The Role of International Human Rights Norms and Instruments

2007

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 10. 56-page paper in PDF format, authored by Geeta Ramaseshan, covering definition of rape in Asia and in international human rights law, legal issues and challenges regarding access to justice, and the application of international standards in domestic law.

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The Validity of Reservations and Declarations to CEDAW: The Indian Experience

2005

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 5. 36-page paper in PDF format, written by Indira Jaising, with the assistance of Priyadarshini Narayanan. An outline and examination of the implications of the declarations made by India to Articles 5(a) and 16 of CEDAW and its reservation to Article 29(1).

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The Status of CEDAW Implementation in ASEAN Countries and Selected Muslim Countries

2004

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 1. 36-page paper in PDF format, written by Shanthi Dairiam and based on research carried out by Rea Chiongson and Bandana Shrestha. Covering Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Maldives and Tunisia as well as ASEAN, the paper looks first at the reservations made by States parties upon CEDAW ratification or […]

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