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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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Following the Money: The Kafala System and Chain of Domestic Workers’ Migration

January 2021

This report summarises the discussion during the session of the same name organised by the International Domestic Workers Federation at the Global South Women’s Forum in December 2020. Topics covered include care work and macroeconomic policies, migrant domestic workers’ contributions to their home economies, push and pull factors for their migration, the profits of Lebanon’s […]

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#GSWF2020 Threads

December 2020

The Global South Women’s Forum went virtual in 2020, taking on macroeconomics with Global South feminist voices from around the world. This Twitter Moment shares links to the videos along with IWRAW Asia Pacific’s threads on the sessions.

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Arab Feminist Civil Society Perspective Regarding States’ Policies on Economic Justice and Rights

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents two policy papers by the Arab Feminist CSOs Network on the elimination of gender-based violence and economic justice and rights. The papers were developed within the process of preparing for Beijing +25, the Generation Equality Forum 2021 to amplify the voices of civil society and feminist […]

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A Feminist Analysis of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38 on Trafficking in Women & Girls

December 2020

The CEDAW General Recommendation no. 38 on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration, adopted in November 2020, recognises that the ‘globally dominant economic policies are the cause behind large-scale economic inequality between States and individuals that manifests as labour exploitation’. It also highlights that macroeconomic factors produce the conditions of […]

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Following the Money: The Kafala System and Chain of Domestic Workers’ Migration

December 2020

The Kafala sponsorship system is a set of policies and laws that tie migrant workers’ status to their sponsor. Migrant domestic workers are governed by this system and excluded from labour laws in the Middle East and Gulf countries. This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 addresses the interlinkages between domestic work, care labour, […]

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Joint Response to the Draft CMW General Comment No. 5 (2020) on Migrants’ Rights to Liberty and Freedom from Arbitrary Detention

October 2020

This submission to the United Nations Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW) was made on behalf of 12 civil society organisations and individuals working on issues concerning gender, sexuality and migration. Eight-page PDF, also available in Word document format.

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The Human Rights Violations Behind ‘End Demand’ Laws

October 2020

Produced by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and IWRAW Asia Pacific, this series of infographics, compiled in PDF format, aims to raise public awareness about the deeply negative impact of ‘End Demand’ laws on the human rights of sex workers, and to encourage collective action to demand State accountability for violations of […]

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Civil Society Statement at the 76th CEDAW Session on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

June 2020

This statement was delivered by IWRAW Asia Pacific programme officer Marisa Hutchinson and programme manager Shanti Uprety at the 76th CEDAW session on 29 June 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement was compiled from information shared by 28 NGOs from 22 countries around the world. Seven pages, PDF; also available as […]

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Addressing Human Trafficking: The Case for Open Borders

2020

Samuel Okyere of the University of Bristol discusses the obstacles to safe and accessible means of migration which keep traffickers in business. Duration: 5:07 Subtitles: English, Spanish Hacer frente a la trata: el caso de las fronteras abiertas Samuel Okyere, de la Universidad de Bristol, debate sobre los obstáculos para migrar de manera segura y […]

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