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Creating and Spreading Feminist Knowledge

2018

Roua Seghaier of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research based in Lebanon shares their work of challenging the borders between what is considered academic and non-academic knowledge. (Running time: 3:17).

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Understanding Sustainable Development in the Context of Iraq

2018

Eman Abdalrehman Hussuin of the Women Leadership Institute in Iraq reflects on challenges to achieving women’s human rights in Iraq and whether SDGs can be used as a tool to bring about progress. (Running time: 2:57.)

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Advocacy on Personal Status Law in Egypt

2018

Nada Hassan Nashat Abdelkawy Moussa of Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA) in Egypt shares their ongoing advocacy regarding personal status law in Egypt and how they maintain a balance between gains already made for women’s human rights and what remains to be done. (Running time: 3:13.)

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Not Without Us: Calling for Sustainable Development Centered on Human Rights

2018

Activists from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Turkey and Tunisia convened for four days of collective learning on harmonising the sustainable development framework with the human rights framework with a specific focus on the context of the Middle East and North Africa region. The consultation aimed to enhance the capacity […]

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Priyanthi Fernando of IWRAW AP at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting

October 2018

What are the biggest barriers to women’s progression, and what role can the public and private sectors play? Priyanthi Fernando, executive director of IWRAW Asia Pacific, speaks at the IMF gender seminar ‘Empowering Women in the Workplace’. In these clips, she shares her views on the event hashtag #Women4Growth; highlights barriers to empowerment, particularly for […]

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Four Things to Know about the Purple Economy

October 2018

A two-page briefing paper in which Professor Ipek Ilkkaracan outlines her vision of an economic model which recognises care work. Until economic policies are implemented which reduce and redistribute care work, gender inequalities will not be addressed.

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A Feminist Approach to Economic Justice

October 2018

Outlining our aims, motivations and activities, this four-page information brief connects IWRAW Asia Pacific’s work on women’s economic, social and cultural rights and business and women’s human rights. Challenges highlighted include the exploitation of labour and natural resources; the impact of business activities on human rights; and barriers to justice.

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CEDAW-SDGs Tool

October 2018

Welcome to the evolving tool developed by IWRAW Asia Pacific to identify practical ways of linking the human rights framework and the sustainable development framework. While our focus is on CEDAW and the SDGs, this tool can be used to make links between any human rights instrument(s) and the SDGs. See Leaving No One Behind […]

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The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

2018

Produced by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects as a result of its collaboration with IWRAW Asia Pacific, this resource explains CEDAW, its importance for the sex workers’ rights movement, and how to engage with the review process, and outlines sex workers’ rights under CEDAW. It is available in Chinese, English, French, Russian and […]

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Women’s Rights Beyond the Business Case: Ensuring Corporate Accountability

August 2018

Eight-page PDF from Feminist Group for the Binding Treaty. The briefing paper highlights the importance of a binding gender-just international accountability framework for transnational corporations, as an agenda in its own right and an integral part of a broader effort to achieve women’s economic empowerment and rights, and offers a number of key recommendations in […]

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