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GEM: A Starter Kit for Feminist Analysis into Macroeconomics

December 2022

The Gender Equality and Macroeconomics (GEM) Starter Kit aims to demystify and challenge macroeconomic policies. Through this kit, we hope to encourage more women’s rights organisations to look into macroeconomics policies and their effects, and incorporate this analysis into the work they are undertaking. Moreover, we hope to encourage activists and researchers working on economics […]

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Loss and Damage, Human Rights & State and Corporate Accountability: Our Fight for Climate Justice

November 2022

Grounded in the analysis of social movements, frontline communities and feminist leaders, this #COP27 side event focused on loss and damage from a human rights perspective, considering the structural drivers of the climate crisis, and clarifying the human rights obligations of States and corporations. Speakers: Ana Celestial (Kalikasan PNE); Mela Chiponda (FEMNET); Adrian Martinez (La […]

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Human Security of Women and Girls in the Context of Poverty and Inequality

October 2022

This submission in response to the call for input by the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls was prepared jointly by Intersex Philippines, Society of Trans Women of the Philippines and IWRAW Asia Pacific. It primarily gives input on the structural barriers experienced by transgender, intersex women and girls, and gender-diverse people […]

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“The Pandemic is Most Certainly Not Over”: Belgium’s Obligation to Support a Global Public Good Approach to COVID-19 Diagnostics, Vaccines and Therapeutics

September 2022

Shadow report submitted to the 83rd CEDAW session by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), IWRAW Asia Pacific and Third World Network (TWN), on behalf of the Feminists for a People’s Vaccine campaign. Connecting the current intellectual property approach adopted by Belgium and the European Union to severe and disproportionate impacts on […]

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A Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19

September 2022

Although the right to the highest standard of health is a universal one, the COVID-19 epidemic did not and does not reflect this. COVID-19 didn’t cause the world’s imbalances, but it didn’t help, either. Neither did the activity (or lack thereof) of individual countries. But there is a way to make States accountable. For the […]

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Рамки для защиты прав секс-работников и КЛДЖ

August 2022

Russian translation of framework which seeks to connect human rights principles to the debates around prostitution laws and sex work, and is intended to be a tool to inform the rights discourse on sex work in the context of CEDAW. Our thanks to SWAN for the translation. 69 pages, PDF. Access the English version.  

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Engaging with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

July 2022

A webinar organised on International Drug Users Remembrance Day (21 July) 2022 by the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) to discuss how CEDAW can be utilised by drug user advocates to address human rights violations in their communities and amplify the specific impacts of drug policy on women and gender-diverse people who […]

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CEDAW’a Kısa Bakış: Sonuçlarda Eşitlik İlkesi


A short animation with voiceover in Turkish, explaining CEDAW’s principle of substantive equality. Adapted by UN Women Türkiye from IWRAW Asia Pacific’s original in English. Duration: 3:38 Subtitles: Turkish (autogenerated)  Bahasa Indonesia | English | español | ខ្មែរ។ | русский | Tetun | ภาษาไทย  

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Joint Civil Society Submission on UN Secretary General’s Report on the Status of the Human Rights Treaty Body System

January 2022

This joint statement prepared by TB-Net (NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies), Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights outlines the organisations’ views on the status of the UN human rights treaty body system for the UN Secretary-General’s report to the General Assembly. PDF | Word

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Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics


The fifth Global South Women’s Forum (GSWF), themed ‘Disrupting Macroeconomics’, took place from 14-18 December 2020 as an online festival of myriad formats including panel discussions, talks and training workshops, screenings, and strategy sessions. It marked the end of an extraordinarily difficult and challenging year on a high note by celebrating Global South women’s solidarity […]

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