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“Now Is Not the Time to Stop Running”: Switzerland’s Obligation to Support a Global Public Good Approach to COVID-19 Diagnostics, Vaccines and Therapeutics

October 2022

Shadow report submitted to the 83rd CEDAW session by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), IWRAW Asia Pacific, Third World Network (TWN) and Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), on behalf of the Feminists for a People’s Vaccine campaign. Connecting the current intellectual property approach adopted by Switzerland to severe and […]

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Switzerland as Gatekeeper: The Impact of Visa Application Processes on Global South Civil Society Representation at the United Nations

September 2022

Shadow report submitted by IWRAW Asia Pacific to the 83rd CEDAW session. Focusing on the issue of border controls and visa processes as a barrier to activists’ engagement at the UN in Geneva, the six-page report examines Switzerland’s obligations under CEDAW, case studies, financial implications for women’s human rights defenders from the Global South, and […]

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CEDAW in Brief: The UN Convention on the Rights of Women and Switzerland


This video by NGO-Koordination Post Beijing Schweiz provides a quick guide to CEDAW with a focus on its application in Switzerland. Duration: 3:03 Subtitles: English Also available in French, German and Italian.

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