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Strengthening Implementation of CEDAW: Review of the StIC Project


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


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


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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