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Towards a Strengthened UN Treaty Body System: Civil Society Proposals

November 2019

In April 2014, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution 68/268 aimed at strengthening the functioning of the human rights treaty bodies and deciding to evaluate the implementation of the resolution in 2020. Alongside this process, several initiatives have been taken by different actors, proposing reforms to the treaty bodies’ procedures for […]

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Advancing Women’s Access to Justice in the Context of Labour Rights

August 2019

IWRAW Asia Pacific organised a regional convening on women’s labour rights and access to justice in Bali, 21-23 May 2019. The convening brought together women’s rights organisations and labour unions, human rights and labour rights experts, justice sector actors and legal service providers to reflect on the challenges and explore the opportunities to advance women’s […]

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Deklarasi Kolombo

June 2019

Pada tanggal 20-22 Maret 2019 di Kolombo, Sri Lanka, IWRAW Asia Pacific bekerjasama dengan The Law and Society Trust telah mengadakan Regional Judicial Colloquium dengan tema Akses Keadilan dan Hak-hak Perempuan untuk Kesetaraan dalam Keluarga. Seminar ini dihadiri oleh para hakim, praktisi hukum, komisi HAM, dan aktivis perempuan dan anak di wilayah Asia Selatan dan […]

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Beijing+25 NGO Guidance for National Parallel Reports


In preparation for Beijing+ 25 in 2020, NGOs and civil society stakeholders must have their own independent process to report on progress made, challenges and recommendations. The purpose of these NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports is to provide a common template for NGOs to use for country (city or state) reports. NGOs should adapt it […]

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Shadow Report Guidelines on Women’s Right to Work and Women’s Rights at Work

April 2019

This 48-page guide in PDF format is intended to assist NGOs in drafting their shadow reports on women’s rights to and at work. It refers to the CEDAW, ICESCR and ILO conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It also specifically addresses the rights of women factory workers, domestic workers, plantation […]

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The Colombo Declaration

April 2019

The Colombo Declaration on the Role of the Judiciary in Advancing Women’s Right to Equality in Marriage and Family Relations was adopted by participants in IWRAW Asia Pacific’s regional judicial colloquium on access to justice for women’s right to equality in the context of the family, held in Colombo in March 2019. This eight-page PDF […]

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Written submission by IWRAW Asia Pacific to the CEDAW Committee regarding the draft General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the context of Global Migration

February 2019

This written submission is the outcome of a Global Convening on Trafficking in the context of Global Migration organised by IWRAW Asia Pacific and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) in January 2019. Over 40 representatives from women’s rights, labour rights and migrants’ rights groups participated at the convening. They included migrant workers, […]

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Summary Report: TB-NET Event on Treaty Body Elections, 15 November 2018

December 2018

Five-page PDF on meeting organised by TB-Net and Amnesty International, and conducted as a roundtable to discuss the current nominations and elections processes for treaty body membership, and proposals for improvements.  

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Les Droits des Femmes au-delà de l’Analyse de Rentabilité: Assurer la Responsabilité des Entreprises

November 2018

PDF (9 pages) par Feminist Group for the Binding Treaty. Ce document met en lumière l’importance d’un cadre juridique contraignant et assurant une justice de genre pour les sociétés transnationales, en tant qu’objectif à part entière et partie intégrale d’un effort plus large pour parvenir à l’autonomisation et aux droits économiques des femmes; et offre […]

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CEDAW Impact Collection


Literature collection documenting use of CEDAW in different countries around the world, compiled by Susanne Zwingel with support from Florida International University students and staff. Users are invited to suggest additional sources for inclusion in the collection.

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