Today, APWW presented their project, “Joining the Dots”. The project looked at the current human rights legal frameworks and tried to understand how they all worked together. These human rights frameworks include the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s), SC1325, CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA). After an examination of the frameworks, six regional case studies were conducted across the Asia Pacific understand how they were working in practice and to see where the gaps lay. Representatives from Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Indonesia and Fiji all presented reports, and while each country raised its own issues and concerns, a few major themes, such as violence against women, economic security and the need for sex segregated data were recurrent themes. It was very interesting hearing each country applies the various frameworks and how different gaps develop in each state.

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