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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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Advancing Women’s Access to Justice in the Context of Labour Rights

August 2019

IWRAW Asia Pacific organised a regional convening on women’s labour rights and access to justice in Bali, 21-23 May 2019. The convening brought together women’s rights organisations and labour unions, human rights and labour rights experts, justice sector actors and legal service providers to reflect on the challenges and explore the opportunities to advance women’s […]

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Claiming Economic Rights for Women with Disabilities in Nepal

2019

In this short video (7:17), Laxmi Nepal of Blind Women Association Nepal describes the work carried out by her organisation to empower women with disabilities, and blind and visually impaired women in particular, through legal literacy and advocacy to dismantle structural barriers.

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Preventing Human Trafficking of Indonesian Migrant Workers

2019

In this short video (4:50), Maizidah Salas of Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (SBMI) describes her organisation’s activities: supporting children of migrant workers, empowering victims of trafficking, and pressing for change from the private sector to prevent further exploitation of migrant domestic workers.

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Mental Health as a Labour Right

2019

In this short video interview (6:06), Ellena Ekarahendy, chairperson of SINDIKASI, describes issues facing flexible workers in Indonesia, including precarity and overwork, and strategies to push for legal change.

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Deklarasi Kolombo

June 2019

Pada tanggal 20-22 Maret 2019 di Kolombo, Sri Lanka, IWRAW Asia Pacific bekerjasama dengan The Law and Society Trust telah mengadakan Regional Judicial Colloquium dengan tema Akses Keadilan dan Hak-hak Perempuan untuk Kesetaraan dalam Keluarga. Seminar ini dihadiri oleh para hakim, praktisi hukum, komisi HAM, dan aktivis perempuan dan anak di wilayah Asia Selatan dan […]

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Beijing+25 NGO Guidance for National Parallel Reports

2019

In preparation for Beijing+ 25 in 2020, NGOs and civil society stakeholders must have their own independent process to report on progress made, challenges and recommendations. The purpose of these NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports is to provide a common template for NGOs to use for country (city or state) reports. NGOs should adapt it […]

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Imagining a Feminist Future of Work

June 2019

The 2019 Southeast Asia regional consultation of the Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development was held in Kuala Lumpur in April, bringing together workers and human rights activists from twelve countries. Together, we represented various civil society organisations and networks from across Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as women with disabilities, LBTIQ+ […]

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Shadow Report Guidelines on Women’s Right to Work and Women’s Rights at Work

April 2019

This 48-page guide in PDF format is intended to assist NGOs in drafting their shadow reports on women’s rights to and at work. It refers to the CEDAW, ICESCR and ILO conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It also specifically addresses the rights of women factory workers, domestic workers, plantation […]

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The Colombo Declaration

April 2019

The Colombo Declaration on the Role of the Judiciary in Advancing Women’s Right to Equality in Marriage and Family Relations was adopted by participants in IWRAW Asia Pacific’s regional judicial colloquium on access to justice for women’s right to equality in the context of the family, held in Colombo in March 2019. This eight-page PDF […]

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