In the last months of 2011, the Women’s Caucus published its first brochure “A New ASEAN is on Her Way.” The brochure provides information on the Women’s Caucus and its major thematic areas such as violence against women (VAW), VAW in the context of migration, economic rights, political participation, and discrimination laws and practices.
It also gives a brief overview of different human rights bodies within ASEAN such as: the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission of Human Rights (AICHR), ASEAN Commission for the promotion and protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and the ASEAN Committee to implement the Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW).
Members of the SouthEast Women’s Caucus on ASEAN received their first copy at a meeting held in Bali in November of 2011. “The brochure is very well done and provides a comprehensive overview of the Women’s Caucus,” said a Women’s Caucus member from Cambodia. Members would like to the next edition of the brochure to be more representative of the sectoral stakeholders of the Women’s Caucus.