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MEDIA RELEASE: Malaysia maintains “public morality” in the ASEAN human rights declaration; SEA Women to appeal again to foreign ministers

PRESS RELEASE – 13 September 2012 Contact persons: PH/TH/ Secretariat: Nina Somera, nina@apwld.org, +63 9395499654 (PH) +66 8116210732 (TH), +63 9218122066 (PH), ID: Rena Herdiyani, rena_herdiyani@yahoo.com, +62812982014732 Photo by Nur Judy Abdullah, Council of Social Welfare, Brunei Darussalam Malaysia continues … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE: Women’s NGOs in SEA oppose “public morality” in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

PRESS RELEASE – 10 September 2012 Contact persons: PH: Jelen Paclarin, jelen.paclarin@gmail.com, +63 9175273377 ID: Rena Herdiyani, rena_herdiyani@yahoo.com, +62812982014732 TH/ Secretariat: Nina Somera, nina@apwld.org, +66 8116210732 (TH),  +63 9218122066 (PH), +63 9395499654 (PH) Photo by Nur Judy Abdullah, Council of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Women’s Caucus asks ACWC for inquiries; produces paper on due diligence

Text by Nina Somera, APWLD, Photo by Souknida Yongchialorsautouky, Gender and Development Association (Laos) Following the first formal meeting between the ASEAN Committee for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and civil society organizations (CSOs), … Continue reading

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