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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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Decriminalise Sex Work

March 2021

The full decriminalisation of sex work is recognised globally as being essential to ensuring the safety, security, and dignity of sex workers. In this video, members of the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) from various parts of South and Southeast Asia talk about the impact of criminalisation on the lives and rights of […]

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“There Should Be No Imperialist Policies Within Agricultural Production”: Azra Talat Sayeed

March 2021

Azra Talat Sayeed of Roots For Equity, Pakistan, describes the reality for landless agricultural women workers, and why women’s access to the control of resources is the only way to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara […]

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“If It Doesn’t Work for Women, It Absolutely Doesn’t Work at All”: Barbara Adams

February 2021

The private sector’s focus on profitability, governmental failure to properly tax the wealthy, and decisions on money allocation are all crucial factors affecting the Sustainable Development Goals. Ultimately, these impact gender equality and women’s rights. In this video, Barbara Adams of Global Policy Forum explains why the public sector is essential for achieving the SDGs, […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Trafficking & Women’s Rights

December 2020

In this episode of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)’s series on the UN Trafficking Protocol and anti-trafficking work more broadly, Borislav Gerasimov and Sharmila Parmanand speak with IWRAW Asia Pacific programme manager Ishita Dutta. Ishita speaks about the challenges for women’s rights activists to engage with state institutions and what women’s rights […]

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Promote Prevention, Question Criminalisation: Reframing Responses to Child Marriage

December 2020

This South Asian dialogue, held by Feminist Inquiries into Rights and Equality (FIRE), was supported by IWRAW Asia Pacific as a consortium partner. FIRE project partners from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal, as well as other country partners and allies, provided information on the ground-level realities of child and early marriage (CEM), emphasising […]

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Empowering Female and LGBTQIA Artists within the Global Creative Industry: DJ sets from SHAP SHAP

December 2020

SHAP SHAP is a non-profit organisation created in 2015 to take action on global inequalities and racial and gender discriminations through cultural projects. It contributes to empowering the artistic, social, political and economic status of emerging and off-grid artists from the Global South (living in Africa and Latin America, from the diaspora, Afro-Latino descendants in […]

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Strengthening the Capacity of Feminist Organisations from the Global South to Collectively Challenge Macroeconomic Policies in Order to Protect Women’s Land and Territory Rights

December 2020

Organised by the Feminist Land Platform at Global South Women’s Forum 2020, this session brought together feminist organisations from the South to discuss and develop an alternative policy approach and advocacy strategy to protect women’s land rights in the different regions that are suffering from increasing processes of land grabbing and conflicts around their land […]

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A Portal to Macro-Level Economics through the Lens of African Feminists

December 2020

Held during Global South Women’s Forum 2020, the Nawi – Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective presents a preview of its repository of all forms of written and spoken knowledge by African women on economic issues, with a focus on African feminist thought in particular. To be developed as a comprehensive, multi-themed annotated bibliography, it will pull together […]

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Secure Women’s Land Rights through Beijing+25 Action Coalitions: A Gateway towards a Feminist Economic Transformation

December 2020

Land and natural resources are key drivers of inequality, including gender inequality. Land grabbing, land reforms in urban and rural areas and climate change impacts have both exacerbated women’s land rights challenges and led women into abject poverty. This session organised by Oxfam at the Global South Women’s Forum brought together feminist leaders and partners […]

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