Resource Themes Influencing the Global Human Rights Agenda

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Joint Letter on UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020

Two-page joint letter in PDF format from NGOs to chairpersons of UN human rights treaty bodies, including TB-Net of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member. The letter calls for continued monitoring of states’ compliance with their treaty body obligations during the crisis, and safe and effective civil society involvement as treaty bodies explore switching […]

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TB-Net Statement on the Covid-19 Pandemic and UN Treaty Bodies

April 2020

This two-page statement from TB-Net, of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member, calls for the United Nations treaty bodies to resume their important work as soon as possible, and ensure the continued meaningful engagement of civil society representatives with the treaty bodies.  

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FACT Manifesto

April 2020

The Manifesto on Feminist Approaches to Counter Trafficking (FACT Manifesto) is based upon and builds on the extensive feminist analysis and writing by activists and scholars who have long critiqued globally dominant narratives on the issue of trafficking in women, recognising that they stem from sexist, racist, heteronormative, patriarchal and neoliberal conceptions of women, labour […]

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Analysing the Structural and Systemic Causes of Trafficking in the Context of Global Migration


In December 2019, IWRAW Asia Pacific held a global convening in Nairobi which brought together experts from around the world to discuss trafficking in the context of global migration, to make recommendations for the forthcoming CEDAW General Recommendation on the topic, and to come up with a Feminist Anti-Trafficking Manifesto. This outcome video features Priyanthi […]

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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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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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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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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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Not Without Us: Women’s Rights Activists from the Middle East and North Africa Call for Sustainable Development Centered on Human Rights


This 13-page PDF is the outcome document of the February 2018 Middle East and North Africa regional consultation of the Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development, connecting women’s human rights with the Sustainable Development Goals in the MENA context. Also available in Arabic.  

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