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Participation in the CEDAW Reporting Process: NGO Interventions During and After the CEDAW Session

2010

Eleven-page PDF explaining NGO interventions at the CEDAW session and the role that they can play afterwards.    

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Participation in the CEDAW Reporting Process: Process and Guidelines for Writing a Shadow/Alternative Report

2010

Sixteen-page PDF detailing the steps to be taken by NGOs in preparing shadow/alternative reports to the CEDAW Committee, and guidelines to assist in writing them.

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A Primer on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

2009

Six-page PDF prepared by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), ESCR-Net and IWRAW Asia Pacific, on international human rights standards under CEDAW and under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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Equity or Equality for Women? Understanding CEDAW’s Equality Principles

2009

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 14. 48-page paper in PDF format, written by Alda Facio and Martha I. Morgan. First explaining the background of the controversy over the terms ‘equity’ and ‘equality’ in human rights law, the authors go on to outline CEDAW’s concept of equality, before presenting a human rights-based critique of […]

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Equal and Indivisible: Crafting Inclusive Shadow Reports for CEDAW

2009

A handbook from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Coalition (IGLHRC) for writing shadow/alternative reports for CEDAW incorporating human rights issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Preface by Sunila Abeysekera of IWRAW Asia Pacific.

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The OP-CEDAW as a Mechanism for Implementing Women’s Human Rights: An Analysis of Decisions Nos. 6-10 of the CEDAW Committee under the Communications Procedure of the OP-CEDAW

2009

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 13. 52-page paper in PDF format, written by Geeta Ramaseshan, who discusses cases involving Austria, Spain and the UK.

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The OP-CEDAW as a Mechanism for Implementing Women’s Human Rights: An Analysis of the First Five Cases under the Communications Procedure of the OP-CEDAW

2008

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 12. 56-page paper in PDF format, written by Alda Facio, who discusses cases involving Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Turkey.

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Pautas sobre como Escribir un Informe Sombra/Alternativo

2008

PDF de nueve páginas que presenta los temas de los artículos de la CEDAW y explica cómo los ONG pueden escribir informes sombras/alternativos.

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A Guide to the Universal Periodic Review Process for NGOs and NHRIs

2008

What is the Universal Periodic Review, why should you engage with it, and what are the steps involved? A 19-page guide to the UPR process, in PDF format.  

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Exploring the Potential of the UN Treaty Body System in Addressing Sexuality Rights

2007

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 11. 30-page paper in PDF format, written by tan beng hui, who provides an introduction to sexuality rights and to the UN treaty body system, before going on to specifically discuss CEDAW, CESCR and HRC, and associated challenges.

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