Category Archives: advocacy

Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

from http://apwld.org/civil-society-steering-committee-statement-on-the-asian-and-pacific-ministerial-declaration-on-advancing-gender-equality-and-womens-empowerment/ Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment The Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review provided a historic opportunity for governments and civil society to undertake an honest review of the structural barriers that prevent gender equality and violate women’s

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Women forging new pathways at the crossroads of peace, security and development in Asia-Pacific

Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific tend to be long-running, inter-generational and localised, and are among factors contributing to the feminisation of poverty in the region.   Conflict and development in the region are inextricably linked, explained Kamala Chandrakirana at an official side event as part of the 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action, and therefore ESCAP and member

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B+20 CSO statement, strong statement on women and armed conflict

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 on 14-16 November 2014 to call on our governments for accountability for the commitments made almost twenty years ago in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to advance gender equality and the rights of women and

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End impunity, curb militarisation: key calls from the AJAR-APWAPS workshop at B+20 CSO Forum

Asia Justice and Rights and the Asia-Pacific Women’s Alliance for Peace and Security held a workshop as part of the CSO Forum on Beijing +20 in Bangkok yesterday, 15 November 2014.  There was a great turn-out from all sub-regions and the pressing issues and calls were clear; stop impunity for SGBV, roll back militarisation, cut military spending, promote accountability and

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End impunity, stop militarisaton: key calls from the AJAR-APWAPS workshop at B+20 CSO Forum

  Strengthen accountability 3.       Reduce military spending 4.       Provide budget for implementation of NAP 5.       Create avenues to involve women in peace process; form women peace groups at local level   Support, rehabilitation and reintegration 6.       Provide long-term support and rehabilitation to women survivors, in a holistic way; reinforce mechanisms and upscale fundings 7.       At local level, create women friendly

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APWAPS at the Beijing +20 CSO Forum

APWAPS will co-host with Asia Justice and Right (AJAR) a workshop on “Women’s Experiences and Responses to Violence in Conflict:  Progress and Priorities on Critical Area E” at 9.00-10.30am, 15 November 2014, at Trang Hotel, Bangkok as part of the CSO Forum on the 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action. A key theme of the CSO Forum is

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Financing 1325; a new research study by Cordaid and GNWP

New financing study presented to Ms Radhika Coomaraswamy, the lead author of the Global Study on UNSCR 1325, at the launch hosted by Cordaid, GNWP and UN Women on 29 October 2014.  [photo: Monique Tummers, Cordaid] “…[O]nly three per cent of peace and security funding targets gender equality and women’s empowerment as a principal objective. Therefore sustainable and adequate financing

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What does APWAPS look like?

Organisations and individuals associated with APWAPS recently completed a survey, providing input on their activities related to women, peace and security, their capacity building initiatives, research/documentation and their input to APWAPS.   When the responses under each question were collated and turned into “tagxedo” word images, the result is a graphic snap shot of our work, interests and concerns.   The more

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Recommendations from Civil Society Organisations in Asia Pacific to Reduce Armed Violence and Promote Development

APWAPS recently participated in the Geneva Declaration Review Conference, represented by Desti Murdijana of the Indonesian National Commission for the Prevention of Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan).  See the conference statement below, and click here for Desti’s presentation to the conference on Data for Change. Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence & Development, Regional Review Conference, Manila, the Philippines, 8-9 October

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