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Joint Submission on the Draft General Recommendation on Indigenous Women and Girls

June 2021

This joint submission to the CEDAW Committee was prepared by the Network of Indigenous Women Asia (NIWA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) in consultation with 15 organisations from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Mekong region, including IWRAW Asia Pacific. English: PDF | Word

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Joint Submission on Gender Theory to the UN Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

March 2021

Submitted jointly with CREA, Amnesty International and the Global Health Justice Partnership of Yale Law School and the Yale School of Public Health, this response to the UN Independent Expert’s call for input discusses the use of ‘gender ideology’ narratives to restrict rights and block progressive developments, with examples from around the world. Nine pages […]

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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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Submission to UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

December 2020

IWRAW Asia Pacific’s critical response and contribution to the open call for input to the global project Business and Human Rights: Towards a Decade of Global Implementation, launched by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Four-page PDF.  

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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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Joint Response to the Draft CEDAW General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

May 2020

Submitted by 19 individuals and organisations, including IWRAW Asia Pacific, this six-page PDF outlines key concerns on, and requests changes to, the draft General Recommendation which was shared by the CEDAW Committee in March 2020.

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Joint Letter on UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020

Two-page joint letter in PDF format from NGOs to chairpersons of UN human rights treaty bodies, including TB-Net of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member. The letter calls for continued monitoring of states’ compliance with their treaty body obligations during the crisis, and safe and effective civil society involvement as treaty bodies explore switching […]

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Joint Written Submission to the UN CEDAW Committee Concerning the Development of the First Draft of the General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women & Girls in the Context of Global Migration

December 2019

Eight-page PDF of recommendations outlined by participants at the second global convening on trafficking in women in the context of global migration, organised by IWRAW Asia Pacific and the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women, in collaboration with FEMNET, in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2019.  

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Towards a Strengthened UN Treaty Body System: Civil Society Proposals

November 2019

In April 2014, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution 68/268 aimed at strengthening the functioning of the human rights treaty bodies and deciding to evaluate the implementation of the resolution in 2020. Alongside this process, several initiatives have been taken by different actors, proposing reforms to the treaty bodies’ procedures for […]

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Written submission by IWRAW Asia Pacific to the CEDAW Committee regarding the draft General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the context of Global Migration

February 2019

This written submission is the outcome of a Global Convening on Trafficking in the context of Global Migration organised by IWRAW Asia Pacific and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) in January 2019. Over 40 representatives from women’s rights, labour rights and migrants’ rights groups participated at the convening. They included migrant workers, […]

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