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CEDAW Demystified: Substantive Equality

April 2021

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is one of the most broadly endorsed human rights treaties in the world. Our animated explainer discusses CEDAW’s principle of substantive equality, with examples focusing on the Global South. With thanks to Lilly Etzenbach and Emilia Dominguez for French and Spanish subtitles. […]

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How to Protect Every Child’s Right to a Nationality

April 2021

Organised by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, with the Centre for Civil and Political Rights, Child Rights Connect, TB-Net and IWRAW Asia Pacific, this webinar featured UN Human Rights Committee member Shuichi Furuya, CEDAW Committee member Elgun Safarov, CRC Committee member Benyam Dawit Mezmur and CMW Committee member Álvaro Botero. The UN Human Rights […]

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Intentional Intersectionality in the Fight against Climate Change

April 2021

Organised by IWRAW Asia Pacific, this session at the Global Just Recovery Gathering invited participants to analyse and document the impacts of climate change on their multiple lived realities and work collectively to find ways these can be mitigated through an intentionally intersectional approach. The session is also intended to contribute to filling the knowledge […]

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Civil Society Statement in Support of Efforts to Decriminalise Sex Work in Malta and Show Solidarity to the Global Sex Workers’ Movement

April 2021

Published jointly with CREA, GAATW and Amnesty International, this statement welcomes efforts to decriminalise sex work in Malta and show solidarity with the global sex workers’ movement. PDF | Word

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CEDAW and Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy: Past Reflections, Future Plans

April 2021

In March 2021, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) network members from eight countries in South and Southeast Asia shared their reflections of engaging with the project Forefronting our Agendas: Advocacy to Protect Sex Workers’ Rights Using CEDAW. IWRAW Asia Pacific was privileged to facilitate their engagement in CEDAW advocacy and activism over the […]

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Joint Submission on Gender Theory to the UN Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

March 2021

Submitted jointly with CREA, Amnesty International and the Global Health Justice Partnership of Yale Law School and the Yale School of Public Health, this response to the UN Independent Expert’s call for input discusses the use of ‘gender ideology’ narratives to restrict rights and block progressive developments, with examples from around the world. Nine pages […]

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“Austerity Policies Overwhelmingly Undermine Women’s Rights”: Emma Bürgisser

March 2021

Emma Bürgisser of Bretton Woods Project explains macroeconomic policy and how it impacts every dimension of gender equality, by either exacerbating or alleviating pre-existing gender inequalities in society. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando Gabriel Fiorillo (Portuguese), Natalie […]

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Creating a Caring Economy: The role of IFIs and the CEDAW framework in transformative change

March 2021

At this Civil Society Policy Forum Session, panelists considered the international human rights obligations of the IMF and World Bank in relation to care work, particularly the role of migrant domestic workers in the global economy, exploring how reorienting toward a ‘caring economy’ contributes to long-term transformation. Video | Transcript    

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“Extractive Industries Come with a Very Extractive Mindset”: Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa

March 2021

Indigenous women’s struggle stands at the intersection of land rights and women’s rights. Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa of the Gender Desk of the Tebtebba Foundation discusses the different kinds of challenges faced by indigenous women, with examples from Nepal, India, and the Philippines. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly […]

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“No One Lives a Single-Issue Life”: Chantal Umuhoza

March 2021

“Working together makes us stronger.” Chantal Umuhoza from Rwanda describes the connection between macroeconomic issues and sexual and reproductive rights, and the importance of collaborating with activists from different sectors and regions. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando […]

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