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  • Organisation

    The International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) strengthens national women’s’ groups and alliances in Asia by carrying out and sustaining the work related to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Convention).

    IWRAW Asia Pacific approaches focus on bringing about the domestic application of international human rights norms. It prioritises creating and deepening conceptual clarity through the development of methodologies to identify and address discrimination against women in its various contexts. For example, it has developed a monitoring tool to assess compliance with the CEDAW Convention, as well as on process and advocacy necessary for holding states accountable for violations.

    • Organisation

      The International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) strengthens national women’s’ groups and alliances in Asia by carrying out and sustaining the work related to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Convention).

      IWRAW Asia Pacific approaches focus on bringing about the domestic application of international human rights norms. It prioritises creating and deepening conceptual clarity through the development of methodologies to identify and address discrimination against women in its various contexts. For example, it has developed a monitoring tool to assess compliance with the CEDAW Convention, as well as on process and advocacy necessary for holding states accountable for violations.

    • Project

      The project titled Feminist Approaches to Counter Trafficking seeks to galvanise women’s rights, labour rights and migrant rights activities to advocate collaboratively and cohesively around the general recommendations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), particularly opening up pathways to the CEDAW advocacy space for marginalised groups.

      IWRAW Asia Pacific also seeks to sensitise policymakers primarily at the international level to be responsive to the needs of marginalised groups.

  • Project

    The project titled Feminist Approaches to Counter Trafficking seeks to galvanise women’s rights, labour rights and migrant rights activities to advocate collaboratively and cohesively around the general recommendations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), particularly opening up pathways to the CEDAW advocacy space for marginalised groups.

    IWRAW Asia Pacific also seeks to sensitise policymakers primarily at the international level to be responsive to the needs of marginalised groups.

  • Results

    Forty-five  participants engaged in the first Global Convening in Thailand. Of the participants, 42 presented as women and 3 as men. Further, 3 participants identified as lesbian or bisexual, 1 each identified as an ethnic minority, immigrant and sex worker. This created a safe space for consultation with 35 key stakeholders from the women’s rights, labour rights and migrant rights movement on rights-based measures to address trafficking in January 2019 where they also wrote and prepared which they submitted.

    Eight key partners participated in a half-day of general discussions on February 22, 2019, where they developed one joint, representative, multi-stakeholder written submission for the CEDAW Committee by February 2019. The partners present were drawn from the women’s rights, labour rights and migrants’ rights movements.

    Thirty-five participants engaged in the Second Global Convening in Kenya in December 2019, where they created a second safe space for women’s rights, labour rights and migrant rights movement on rights-based measures to address trafficking.

    Of the participants, 30 presented as women and 5 as men. Further, 4 participants identified as lesbian or bisexual, 1 identified as a linguistic minority. They also developed a joint, representative, multi-stakeholder written submission for the CEDAW Committee on December 15, 2019.

    Lastly, they drafted one feminist anti-trafficking manifesto as a longer-term advocacy tool in September 2019.

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