Resource Themes Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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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

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From ‘Stop Migration’ to Safe Migration

2020

Pooja of Srijan Foundation and the Jharkhand Anti-Trafficking Network makes the case that there are no benefits to the ‘stop migration’ approach because people will always seek to migrate if there are insufficient opportunities at home, and recommends an end to protectionist policies in order to empower women. Duration: 9:27 Subtitles: English

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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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Trafficking at the Intersections of Gender, Migration, Labour and Development

2020

Borislav Gerasimov of the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women discusses the importance of different international legal frameworks and the need to ensure complementarity in addressing human trafficking. Duration: 4:26 Subtitles: English

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

2020

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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Parallel Reporting to Advance Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

March 2020

From ESCR-Net’s Project Altavoz, this guide provides an overview of parallel reporting and how the process works, including engagement with treaty bodies, follow-up to concluding observations, and preparation of parallel reports. 30 pages, PDF.

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Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value / 同工同酬

2020

Work which is typically performed by women is often undervalued and undercompensated. But how can we compare different jobs, especially where the division of labour tends to be gendered? This animated video explains the principle of equal pay for work of equal value, with examples of its application around the world. Our thanks go to […]

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A Visual Journey through Feminist Perspectives on Trafficking

2019

This nine-page PDF is a collection of artist Lulu Kitololo‘s graphic reporting from the convening held in Nairobi in December 2019, which brought activists together to discuss trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration.

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Comparative Legal Review of the Impact of Muslim Family Laws on Women across Commonwealth Asia and Africa

2019

Article 16 of CEDAW specifically provides for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in all matters relating to marriage and family relations. Many Muslim-majority countries and countries with significant Muslim minorities are party to CEDAW but continue to hold reservations with regard to family law matters, including Article 16. This 135-page report, in […]

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