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Open Letter from SWIFA to Members of Congress, Spain, on Proposed Amendments to the Penal Code

September 2022

The Sex Worker Inclusive Feminist Alliance (SWIFA), of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member, calls upon Members of Congress to meaningfully engage with sex workers’ communities and collectives and better understand their lived experiences and concerns. Their experiences and concerns should be taken into account while designing public policies that affect them. Available in […]

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Engaging with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

July 2022

A webinar organised on International Drug Users Remembrance Day (21 July) 2022 by the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) to discuss how CEDAW can be utilised by drug user advocates to address human rights violations in their communities and amplify the specific impacts of drug policy on women and gender-diverse people who […]

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CEDAW’a Kısa Bakış: Sonuçlarda Eşitlik İlkesi


A short animation with voiceover in Turkish, explaining CEDAW’s principle of substantive equality. Adapted by UN Women Türkiye from IWRAW Asia Pacific’s original in English. Duration: 3:38 Subtitles: Turkish (autogenerated)  Bahasa Indonesia | English | español | ខ្មែរ។ | русский | Tetun | ภาษาไทย  

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Feminist Learning Exchange: Defining Retrogression and Capture in the Context of Women’s Human Rights in Asia (FLEX)

April 2022

The Feminist Learning Exchange: Defining Retrogression and Capture in the Context of Women’s Human Rights in Asia (FLEX) aims to consolidate feminist knowledge and analyse the social, political, economic and legal context of women and marginalised groups organising to claim their rights; and to understand how women’s rights groups advocate for the rights of marginalised […]

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CEDAW-SDGs Tools User Manual

March 2022

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which resolves to take action for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership through a commitment to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite their lofty intentions, Agenda 2030 and the SDGs have been criticised for failing to center existing international commitments, […]

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Women Human Rights Defenders and COVID-19

March 2022

Lockdowns, restricted movement, financial instability and a global heath crisis all intersected to shape the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Worsened by the impacts of climate change, the burden of survival fell disproportionately on women and subsequently, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who faced navigating rights violations in an unknown world. Our ‘Women Human Rights […]

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Pathway to Gender Equality: A Perspective from South Asia

February 2022

This presentation was delivered by Prof. Savitri Goonesekere at the Marriage and Property Rights Pathways for Gender Equality in Africa and Asia workshop on 22 June 2021.

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Joint Civil Society Submission on UN Secretary General’s Report on the Status of the Human Rights Treaty Body System

January 2022

This joint statement prepared by TB-Net (NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies), Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights outlines the organisations’ views on the status of the UN human rights treaty body system for the UN Secretary-General’s report to the General Assembly. PDF | Word

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Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics


The fifth Global South Women’s Forum (GSWF), themed ‘Disrupting Macroeconomics’, took place from 14-18 December 2020 as an online festival of myriad formats including panel discussions, talks and training workshops, screenings, and strategy sessions. It marked the end of an extraordinarily difficult and challenging year on a high note by celebrating Global South women’s solidarity […]

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Руководство По Составлению Теневых Докладов О Правах Секс-работников В Клдж

October 2021

Eleven-page PDF which aims to provide guidance to NGOs engaging with the CEDAW review process and providing alternative information to the CEDAW Committee on the theme of rights of sex workers. Russian translation provided by Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN). Also available in English.

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