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Elements of Responses to Gender-based Violence Against Women (GBVAW) based on a Strategic Consultation to Develop a Global Response to GBVAW

2017

24-page PDF covering topics such as increasing extremisms, shrinking democratic space, and gaps between international legal framework and domestic laws and in implementation of laws.

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Corporate Power and the Space for Women’s Human Rights Activism

2017

62-page discussion paper in PDF format, aimed at beginning a conversation about how women’s rights activists and organisations can address the growing power and influence of the private sector in order to protect women’s human rights.

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Corporate Accountability for Women’s Human Rights

2017

50-page PDF which outlines regional and global developments affecting corporate responsibility and accountability for women’s human rights; the history of the UN’s work on business and human rights; and case studies and strategies for drawing accountability for violations of human rights in the context of business activities.

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Briefing Paper – Women’s Human Rights and Natural Resources

2017

16-page PDF which aims to unpack the gender dimension of natural resource exploitation and focuses on key issues concerning women’s rights to natural resources in the ASEAN context. It also provides analysis of women’s rights to natural resources from the CEDAW and ICESCR perspective.

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A Primer on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

2009

Six-page PDF prepared by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), ESCR-Net and IWRAW Asia Pacific, on international human rights standards under CEDAW and under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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Equity or Equality for Women? Understanding CEDAW’s Equality Principles

2009

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 14. 48-page paper in PDF format, written by Alda Facio and Martha I. Morgan. First explaining the background of the controversy over the terms ‘equity’ and ‘equality’ in human rights law, the authors go on to outline CEDAW’s concept of equality, before presenting a human rights-based critique of […]

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The OP-CEDAW as a Mechanism for Implementing Women’s Human Rights: An Analysis of Decisions Nos. 6-10 of the CEDAW Committee under the Communications Procedure of the OP-CEDAW

2009

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 13. 52-page paper in PDF format, written by Geeta Ramaseshan, who discusses cases involving Austria, Spain and the UK.

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The OP-CEDAW as a Mechanism for Implementing Women’s Human Rights: An Analysis of the First Five Cases under the Communications Procedure of the OP-CEDAW

2008

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 12. 56-page paper in PDF format, written by Alda Facio, who discusses cases involving Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Turkey.

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Exploring the Potential of the UN Treaty Body System in Addressing Sexuality Rights

2007

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 11. 30-page paper in PDF format, written by tan beng hui, who provides an introduction to sexuality rights and to the UN treaty body system, before going on to specifically discuss CEDAW, CESCR and the Human Rights Committee, and associated challenges.

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Addressing Rape as a Human Rights Violation: The Role of International Human Rights Norms and Instruments

2007

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 10. 56-page paper in PDF format, authored by Geeta Ramaseshan, covering definition of rape in Asia and in international human rights law, legal issues and challenges regarding access to justice, and the application of international standards in domestic law.

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