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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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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

2021

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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Sex Work is Not Trafficking

July 2021

The conflation of sex work with trafficking leaves sex workers vulnerable to abuse by authorities while discouraging people involved in the sex industry from reporting trafficking cases. Sex workers’ rights activists from South and Southeast Asia describe their experiences and perspectives in this video created in partnership with the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers. […]

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Regional Judicial Colloquium for Eastern & Southern Africa: Access to justice for women’s economic rights

July 2021

On 22 and 23 July 2021, IWRAW Asia Pacific alongside the Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN), the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), and the Miami School of Law, organised a regional judicial colloquium for Eastern and Southern Africa with a specific […]

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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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Constanza Pauchulo of IWRAW AP at the Feminist Recovery Plans Workshop

June 2021

Constanza Pauchulo of IWRAW Asia Pacific provides an analysis of the UN human rights system and multilateralism and its links to the impact of COVID-19 on women, especially those subject to intersecting forms of disadvantage. Duration: 19:55 Subtitles: None  Read summary of Constanza’s presentation. Read more about the Feminist Recovery Plans Workshop and view […]

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