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Recovering Rights: Governments’ Obligation to Ensure Substantive Gender Equality

August 2020

The Recovering Rights series from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) looks at opportunities for the post-COVID-19 transformation of our economies, with rights and justice at the centre. This brief, written in partnership with IWRAW Asia Pacific, discusses the disproportionate economic disadvantages faced by women as a result of the pandemic, and the […]

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Intersectional Feminism and the ‘War on Drugs’

August 2020

In collaboration with IDPC Asia, IWRAW Asia Pacific hosted a tweet chat on women and drug policy, featuring NGOs and experts with particular focus on South and Southeast Asia. The discussion has been compiled into a Twitter Moment for easy reading.

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Civil Society Statement at the 76th CEDAW Session on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

June 2020

This statement was delivered by IWRAW Asia Pacific programme officer Marisa Hutchinson and programme manager Shanti Uprety at the 76th CEDAW session on 29 June 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement was compiled from information shared by 28 NGOs from 22 countries around the world. Seven pages, PDF; also available as […]

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Drug Policy and the Fundamental Human Rights of Women who Use Drugs

June 2020

Routine mistreatment and neglect of women who use drugs violates virtually every major human rights treaty; this report makes particular reference to CEDAW. 41 pages, PDF, by University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, IWRAW Asia Pacific, E.V.A., and Eurasian Harm Reduction Association.

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How to Use Treaty Bodies’ Concluding Observations to Advance Women’s Land and Property Rights

June 2020

This toolkit from the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University and the Global Initiative on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) provides advocacy information and advice, together with a case study on women’s land and inheritance rights in Kenya, to illustrate how Concluding Observations can be used as leveraging tools at […]

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Joint Response to the Draft CEDAW General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

May 2020

Submitted by 19 individuals and organisations, including IWRAW Asia Pacific, this six-page PDF outlines key concerns on, and requests changes to, the draft General Recommendation which was shared by the CEDAW Committee in March 2020.

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Joint Letter on UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020

Two-page joint letter in PDF format from NGOs to chairpersons of UN human rights treaty bodies, including TB-Net of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member. The letter calls for continued monitoring of states’ compliance with their treaty body obligations during the crisis, and safe and effective civil society involvement as treaty bodies explore switching […]

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TB-Net Statement on the Covid-19 Pandemic and UN Treaty Bodies

April 2020

This two-page statement from TB-Net, of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member, calls for the United Nations treaty bodies to resume their important work as soon as possible, and ensure the continued meaningful engagement of civil society representatives with the treaty bodies.  

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FACT Manifesto

April 2020

The Manifesto on Feminist Approaches to Counter Trafficking (FACT Manifesto) is based upon and builds on the extensive feminist analysis and writing by activists and scholars who have long critiqued globally dominant narratives on the issue of trafficking in women, recognising that they stem from sexist, racist, heteronormative, patriarchal and neoliberal conceptions of women, labour […]

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Addressing Human Trafficking: The Case for Open Borders

2020

Samuel Okyere of the University of Bristol discusses the obstacles to safe and accessible means of migration which keep traffickers in business. Duration: 5:07 Subtitles: English

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