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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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Women, the State, and the Market in the Philippines: Case Studies on Sex Work, the War on Drugs, and the Conflict in Mindanao

December 2020

This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents three important conversations in the Philippines that engage with broader struggles faced by women globally: sex work; the war on drugs and its debilitating economic consequences on the poor; and the neglect of women’s needs in fiscal programming in conflict-affected areas. Delilah, a Filipina sex worker, […]

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Joint Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women

December 2020

Written together with our partners at Sexual Rights Initiative and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, this submission focuses on the limitations of a carceral approach to addressing sexual and gender-based violence and the importance of having consent-based frameworks. Word document, seven pages.

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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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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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Collective NGO Statement to the 77th CEDAW Session

October 2020

This statement was delivered to the 77th CEDAW session on 28 October 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement, in English and Spanish, was compiled from information shared by 27 national, regional and international women’s rights defenders, organisations and coalitions whose participation in the session was limited due to the postponement of […]

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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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Intersectional Feminism and the ‘War on Drugs’

August 2020

In collaboration with IDPC Asia, IWRAW Asia Pacific hosted a tweet chat on women and drug policy, featuring NGOs and experts with particular focus on South and Southeast Asia. The discussion has been compiled into a Twitter Moment for easy reading.

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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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Distinguishing Between Migrant Sex Workers and Trafficking Victims

2020

Phelister Abdallah of KESWA describes how sex workers in Kenya are organising in the fight against human trafficking. Duration: 4:52 Subtitles: English

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