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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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Addressing Rape as a Human Rights Violation: The Role of International Human Rights Norms and Instruments

2007

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 10. 56-page paper in PDF format, authored by Geeta Ramaseshan, covering definition of rape in Asia and in international human rights law, legal issues and challenges regarding access to justice, and the application of international standards in domestic law.

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Women’s Right to Nationality and Citizenship

2006

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 9. 48-page paper in PDF format, written by Sapana Pradhan-Malla and Phanindra Gautam, covering gender-based biases in acquiring citizenship; effects of, and violations of rights resulting from, depriving equal citizenship rights; international human rights standards on nationality; case studies from around the world; and strategies to move forward.

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Addressing Intersectional Discrimination with Temporary Special Measures

2006

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 8. 66-page paper in PDF format, showing how temporary special measures are a means to remedying structural discrimination and achieving substantive equality, and how their use can be justified. It further discusses why these measures should be utilised for women who encounter multiple forms of discrimination, and presents […]

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