Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Expectation of Thai Women from the AHRD

Text and Photo by Usa Lerdrisuntad, Foundation for Women (Thailand) The Women’s Network for Advancement and Peace organized a public forum on 21 November 2011 to consolidate the expectation of Thai women from the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). It … Continue reading

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WC Letter to the ACWC Chair

Following the CSO-ACWC dialogue, the Women’s Caucus sent a letter on 24 January 2012 to Chair of the ASEAN Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children Kanda Vajrabhaya. It reiterated its call for an … Continue reading

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Views from Vietnam on VAW and VAC

Text and photo by Tran Thi Minh Huong, Vietnam Women’s Union, Vietnam At the tail-end of 2011, the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) participated in three women-related activities within ASEAN:

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Indonesian CSOs prepare for the ACWC-CSO talks on VAW and VAC

by Rena Herdiyani, Kalyanamitra, Indonesia On 11 January 2012 in Jakarta, the Indonesian representative for ACWC in collaboration with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Women Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia (MOWECP) initiated a dialogue with Indonesian civil … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Gov’t and NGOs cooperate to build ASEAN Community

by Nguyen Phuong Nga, Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) (Vietnam) On 2 February 2012, for the first time, representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) have shared information about the … Continue reading

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Reparations for VAW Victims and Survivors: A Phantom Ideology?

by G. Monique van Thiel, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, photo from Wikimedia Commons Reparations paid to victims and survivors of violence against women (VAW) by the state is a process that at this time is hardly … Continue reading

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Due Diligence and Violence Against Women: Enhancing Accountability to ASEAN Women and Girls

The Southeast Asia Women’s Caucus on ASEAN, together with the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and the International Women’s Rights Action Watch – Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP) produced the paper, “Due Diligence and Violence Against Women: Enhancing … Continue reading

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