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APWAPS Searches New Strategies to Combat Violent Extremism

APWAPS joins the commencement of 6th Action Asia Peace Building Forum that is taking place in Jakarta, 16-18 October 2017. With the theme “Preventing Violent Extremism: A Peace Building Perspective”, the forum expects to open spaces for dialogues of multiple parties from diverse backgrounds working on the matter. For many women working for peace in the Asia Pacific region, rising

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APWAPS’ session in APFF

APWAPS organizes a workshop on “Our Identity Weaponized: Sharing Feminist Strategies Against Violent Extremism” Rising violent extremism and dependency on security approach in dealing with the issue have intensified militarism in the Asia Pacific region. This situation brings out specific impacts to women’s lives, particularly because the involved actors have deliberately utilized identity politics to undermine, corner and attack women

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APWAPS’ Support to UN SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Asia Pacific Women’s Alliance on Peace and Security (APWAPS) welcomes the decision of the UN Secretary General appointing Ms. Pramilla Patten as the Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict. In a time of growing inequality and escalating violence, this particular mandate is highly strategic. We trust Ms. Patten to further advance the agenda to amplify prevention and enhance

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Ensuring Greater Support for Women’s Initiatives for Building Peace: APWAPS in GAI

Since August 2016, APWAPS has been serving one of the four CSOs in the board of Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI) for Women Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action. The establishment of GAI was a follow up to the recommendation of the Global Study 1325. The aims is to address the financing gaps and create greater synergies between different sources of

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Help women human rights defenders to help women human rights defenders!

APWAPS is supporting a survey initiated by women human rights defenders who live and work in countries in Asia Pacific. The initiative is part of a regional process led by Urgent Action Fund for Women Human Rights (UAF) towards establishing a sister fund in the region.   Aside from the new fund development, the survey aims to inspire collective reflection

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APWAPS co-hosting workshop on action for SDGs and WPS resolutions

Next week in Seoul, Republic of Korea, APWAPS will cooperate with the Korea International Cooperation Agency to host 2-day workshop.  This joint workshop will take stock of the critically important processes for women’s rights in the context of sustainable development and women, peace and security that culminated in 2015. It will provide an opportunity to examine the new commitments emerging

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ASEAN, international community must act now to save Rohingya lives

ASEAN, international community must act now to save Rohingya lives   The Women Peace Network – Arakan (WPN-A) urgently calls upon the international community, including ASEAN governments, to act immediately to save and protect the Rohingya women and children who are currently trapped at sea. WPN-A also calls for urgent action to address the root causes of the humanitarian disaster

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