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OUR IDENTITIES WEAPONIZED: APWAPS’ workshop at the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminists Forum

Our Identity Weaponized: Sharing Feminist Strategies of Resistance and Resilience Against Violent Extremism 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum. Chiang Mai, 7 September 2017, 14.30- 17.30. This workshop has three objectives, namely (a) to develop better understanding on the phenomenon of violent extremism based on women’s experience; (b) to identify state’s role and review the impacts of its responses; and (c)

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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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Asia-Pacific women directly address regional peace and security concerns to 1325 review

Asia-Pacific Women’s Alliance for Peace and Security (APWAPS) co-hosted the first regional CSO consultation for the Global Study on the Implementation of SCR 1325 in February 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The event was a collaboration between APWAPS, Saathi Nepal, Cordaid, GNWP and UN Women. This consultation was the first regional civil society forum convened by renowned rights advocate, Radhika Coomaraswamy,

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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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