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Joint Civil Society Letter on 2021 UN Treaty Body Reviews in the COVID-19 Context

October 2020

Signed by over 500 NGOs from around the world, this letter calls attention to the pandemic’s disruption of the work of the Treaty Bodies, urges them and their Secretariats to schedule State reviews no later than 2021, and OHCHR to prioritise resources and tools for this. Click here to download the letter in Microsoft Word […]

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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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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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Statement by Sachini Perera of IWRAW AP/RESURJ at HLPF 2018 side event

July 2018

What are the key lessons learned about stakeholder engagement in all the processes linked to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development? Has the HLPF been successful in implementing its mandate? Sachini Perera speaks on behalf of IWRAW Asia Pacific and RESURJ at the HLPF 2018 side event panel discussion, “Review of GA Resolution […]

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Text of statement by IWRAW Asia Pacific at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)


Two-page PDF of of IWRAW Asia Pacific’s oral statement at #CSW61, emphasising that women’s economic empowerment is a crosscutting right that impinges on many other rights.

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