UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women – Call for Submissions to All Stakeholders

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women – Call for Submissions to All Stakeholders

  UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women - Call for Submissions to All Stakeholders On Gap in Incorporating & Implementing International & Regional Standards on Violence Against Women   The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Šimonović took up function as Special Rapporteur on 1 August 2015 and intends to, inter alia, focus on the legal and policy frameworks of her mandate and the international human rights mechanisms to discuss the gap in incorporating and implementing the international and regional standards related to violence against women. The Special…Read more

Asia Pacific BEIJING+20 Civil Society Forum Statement

Women’s rights organisations and movements from Asia and the Pacific, comprising 480 women, gathered in Bangkok from 14 to 16 November 2014 to call on our governments for accountability regarding the commitments made almost 20 years ago in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) to advance gender equality and the rights of women and girls, and to realise our aspiration for a region that is defined by development, economic, social, gender and environmental justice. The BPFA draws its mandate and inspiration from earlier global agreements, such as: the Convention on the…Read more
Joining the Dots – Regional Research

Joining the Dots – Regional Research

Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW, BPFA and MDGs To download the document click -> Joining the Dots Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are essential to achieve effective and sustainable development; to foster vibrant economies and to promote peace and security.  It is important to recognize the unique contributions women can make as countries emerge from economic crisis, especially in conflict and disaster affected societies. We take this opportunity to share with you the findings of an Asia Pacific regional research inquiry conducted collaboratively…Read more

Disaster recovery in the Asia Pacific

Tuesday was a busy day. At 8.45am at CCUN level 8, APWW held a forum looking at gender is disaster affected areas. Each speaker had 7 minutes to speak and all presentations were engaging and informative. I was interested to hear that in Japan, for example, post disaster, women have actually had more success when it comes to acquiring new skills and employment as they are more willing to learn new, appropriate skills to adapt to the new society. One issue that was raised however, that in any future crisis, women's skills need…Read more