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“Austerity Policies Overwhelmingly Undermine Women’s Rights”: Emma Bürgisser

March 2021

Emma Bürgisser of Bretton Woods Project explains macroeconomic policy and how it impacts every dimension of gender equality, by either exacerbating or alleviating pre-existing gender inequalities in society. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando Gabriel Fiorillo (Portuguese), Natalie […]

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Creating a Caring Economy: The role of IFIs and the CEDAW framework in transformative change

March 2021

At this Civil Society Policy Forum Session, panelists considered the international human rights obligations of the IMF and World Bank in relation to care work, particularly the role of migrant domestic workers in the global economy, exploring how reorienting toward a ‘caring economy’ contributes to long-term transformation. Video | Transcript    

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“Extractive Industries Come with a Very Extractive Mindset”: Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa

March 2021

Indigenous women’s struggle stands at the intersection of land rights and women’s rights. Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa of the Gender Desk of the Tebtebba Foundation discusses the different kinds of challenges faced by indigenous women, with examples from Nepal, India, and the Philippines. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly […]

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“No One Lives a Single-Issue Life”: Chantal Umuhoza

March 2021

“Working together makes us stronger.” Chantal Umuhoza from Rwanda describes the connection between macroeconomic issues and sexual and reproductive rights, and the importance of collaborating with activists from different sectors and regions. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando […]

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Statement on the Human Rights Obligation to Ensure Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

March 2021

IWRAW Asia Pacific, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Sexual Rights Initiative delivered an Item 3 General Debate statement on the human rights obligation to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly to highlight civil society perspectives from the Global South at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council. Duration: […]

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“There Should Be No Imperialist Policies Within Agricultural Production”: Azra Talat Sayeed

March 2021

Azra Talat Sayeed of Roots For Equity, Pakistan, describes the reality for landless agricultural women workers, and why women’s access to the control of resources is the only way to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara […]

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“If It Doesn’t Work for Women, It Absolutely Doesn’t Work at All”: Barbara Adams

February 2021

The private sector’s focus on profitability, governmental failure to properly tax the wealthy, and decisions on money allocation are all crucial factors affecting the Sustainable Development Goals. Ultimately, these impact gender equality and women’s rights. In this video, Barbara Adams of Global Policy Forum explains why the public sector is essential for achieving the SDGs, […]

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CEDAW Committee Elections Update 2021

February 2021

Following the CEDAW Committee elections held in November 2020, we break down the geographic representation among candidates and appointees, along with their number of terms. PDF | Word    

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A Critique of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38 on Trafficking in Women & Girls in the Context of Global Migration

January 2021

This document presents a substantive critique of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38, grounded in intersectional feminist principles. Annotations made to the text of the General Recommendation highlight severe regression, ambiguous provisions, and progress. PDF | Word

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Trafficking & Women’s Rights

December 2020

In this episode of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)’s series on the UN Trafficking Protocol and anti-trafficking work more broadly, Borislav Gerasimov and Sharmila Parmanand speak with IWRAW Asia Pacific programme manager Ishita Dutta. Ishita speaks about the challenges for women’s rights activists to engage with state institutions and what women’s rights […]

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