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Making the Unheard Heard: The Global Tribunal of Women Workers 2022

February 2023

On 9 October 2022, IWRAW Asia Pacific concluded its Global South Women’s Forum 2022 which hosted the Global Tribunal for Women Workers. The outcome of the Global Tribunal exceeded our expectations. We are pleased that the Global Tribunal was able to make visible many workers who suffer the violation of their human rights in silence, […]

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Women who Use Drugs in Kyrgyzstan: Experience of Writing and Working on a CEDAW Shadow Report

June 2022

This resource by Asteria, with support from the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), describes the experience of engaging with Kyrgyzstan’s CEDAW review in 2021. It provides a case study to assist other organisations who are considering engaging with CEDAW or other human rights mechanisms. Thirteen pages, PDF.  

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Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics


The fifth Global South Women’s Forum (GSWF), themed ‘Disrupting Macroeconomics’, took place from 14-18 December 2020 as an online festival of myriad formats including panel discussions, talks and training workshops, screenings, and strategy sessions. It marked the end of an extraordinarily difficult and challenging year on a high note by celebrating Global South women’s solidarity […]

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Rights at Risk: Observatory on the Universality of Rights Trends Report

June 2021

A collaborative effort of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) initiative, this report illuminates recent developments in anti-rights trends and discourses in the multilateral system, providing additional context analysis, and extending to analyse anti-rights trends in regional human rights systems. It brings together thorough research, analysis, and expertise of the diverse OURs members. […]

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Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Women’s Right to Access Justice

November 2020

This paper aims to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted justice systems around the world, with a focus on access to justice for women on issues related to gender-based violence and rights in the family. It forms part of a broader inquiry into the gaps in rights protection being experienced by women at […]

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Drug Policy and the Fundamental Human Rights of Women who Use Drugs

June 2020

Routine mistreatment and neglect of women who use drugs violates virtually every major human rights treaty; this report makes particular reference to CEDAW. 41 pages, PDF, by University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, IWRAW Asia Pacific, E.V.A., and Eurasian Harm Reduction Association.

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Women’s Rights Obligations of States in the Context of Climate Change

March 2020

From the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), this eight-page PDF summarises the CEDAW Committee’s statements and Concluding Observations relating to climate change up to 2020.

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


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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Leaving No One Behind: The Imperative of Inclusive Development in Palestine

July 2018

Report by the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), the Non-Governmental Women Coalition for the Implementation of CEDAW in the Occupied State of Palestine, with support from IWRAW Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP). This 29-page PDF links CEDAW with the Sustainable Development Goals in the Palestinian context.

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IWRAW Asia Pacific Partner Feedback to the Update on General Recommendation No. 19 on Violence Against Women by CEDAW

July 2016

In July 2016, the CEDAW Committee sought inputs from experts and civil society organisations (CSOs) for a draft General Recommendation 19 (GR 19) expanding upon the 1992 GR. To support this work by the Committee, prior to the draft being publicly shared, IWRAW Asia Pacific led an initiative to gather feedback from both CSOs and […]

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