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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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Gender Equality Network – Myanmar

Organisation name Gender Equality Network Address No 48, 6A, New University Avenue Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar Website – Social media http://www.facebook.com/genmyanmar Contact person / email gen.phyuphyu@gmail.com, gen.vijaya@gmail.com, gen.kaythi@gmail.com Related activities on women, peace and security As the Gender Equality Network is the active interagency network with more than 122 members including INGOs, NGOs/ CSOs and technical resource persons. GEN

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International Women’s Development Agency – Australia

Organisation name International Women’s Development Agency Address Level 1, 250 Queen St Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia / PO Box 64, Flinders Lane VIC 8009 Website http://www.iwda.org.au Social media Twitter: @iwda Facebook: International Women’s Development Agency – IWDA YouTube: International Women’s Development Agency LinkedIn: International Women’s Development Agency Contact person / email Sharon Smee, Research and Policy Advisor / ssmee@iwda.org.au Related

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Report Roundtable Discussion on ASEAN Women’s Blueprint and Alternative Regionalism on 20-21 April 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Report by Carla Natan In 2015, ASEAN will be integrated as a regional community and against this backdrop, APWLD organized a rountable discussion on ASEAN Women’s Blueprint and Alternative Regionalism to discuss the situation of ASEAN from economy and geopolitics. The discussion aimed to give a space for women of different sectors to discuss about their experience with ASEAN, see

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Building capacities for mediation among women in Asia

APWAPS is building cooperation with Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB), an international NGO that promotes skills for peace and mediation. Three of our colleagues from APWAPS affiliates had the opportunity to attend the MBB training, “Women in Peace Building: Enhancing Skills and Practices” and the global mediators congress in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-26 March 2015. Participants included Jurma Tikmasan of Tarbilang

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Expanding use of CEDAW GR 30 to promote accountability on women, peace and security

APWAPS co-hosted a training on the use of ‘CEDAW General Recommendation 30 on Women in Conflict Prevention, Conflict and Post-conflict Situations’ on 15-16 December 2014. This was an important event to build awareness and knowledge among women activists in Asia on the use of this instrument, and focused on women activists from countries that will be reporting to CEDAW in

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