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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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Women’s Rights Obligations of States in the Context of Climate Change

March 2020

From the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), this eight-page PDF summarises the CEDAW Committee’s statements and Concluding Observations relating to climate change up to 2020.

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