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TB-Net Statement at the 33rd Meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

June 2021

This joint statement on behalf of the seven organisations which form TB-Net was delivered at the 33rd Meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies held on 7-11 June 2021. PDF | Word

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Joint Statement of Solidarity with Palestinian People and Call to End the Israeli Occupation

June 2021

Presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 30th Special Session on the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, this joint statement was made on behalf of eight women’s rights and feminist organisations and activists from across the world in solidarity with the Palestinian people. English: PDF | Word […]

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Statement on Ensuring Protection of Rights of Sex Workers as Vulnerable Workers and Rights-Holders in the Global Economy

May 2021

Published jointly with the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), this statement provides supplemental information about the rights of sex workers within the context of UNGPs implementation. PDF | Word

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Civil Society Statement in Support of Efforts to Decriminalise Sex Work in Malta and Show Solidarity to the Global Sex Workers’ Movement

April 2021

Published jointly with CREA, GAATW and Amnesty International, this statement welcomes efforts to decriminalise sex work in Malta and show solidarity with the global sex workers’ movement. PDF | Word

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Statement on the Human Rights Obligation to Ensure Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

March 2021

IWRAW Asia Pacific, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Sexual Rights Initiative delivered an Item 3 General Debate statement on the human rights obligation to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly to highlight civil society perspectives from the Global South at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council. Duration: […]

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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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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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