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ACWC further opens to CSOs, WC pushes for due diligence

Text by Nina Somera, APWLD, Photo by Souknida Yongchialorsautouky, Gender and Development Association (Laos) “ACWC will maintain this open policy.” This is a promise several civil society organizations (CSOs), including the Women’s Caucus will hold on to in the years … Continue reading

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A Time for Reflections and An Energetic Look Ahead

by G. Monique Van Thiel, APWLD Reflections on solidarity, activities and accomplishments set the tone for the annual meeting of the South East Asia Women’s Caucus on ASEAN. In just a short time, the Women’s Caucus (WC) has made a … Continue reading

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The Women’s Caucus: Can we still trust ASEAN?

27 November 2011 PRESS RELEASE Despite the hype surrounding the ASEAN Summit in Bali, women from the region found no signs in ASEAN towards advancing women’s human rights and gender equality. Instead they alarmed with the body’s support for the … Continue reading

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Women urge ASEAN on 1st HR declaration: Don’t negotiate our rights

The Southeast Asian Women’s Caucus on ASEAN formally submitted its inputs on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) on 21 October 2011 to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). The AHRD is set to become the region’s first … Continue reading

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CSO statement on the 3rd ACWC meeting

At the CSO-ACWC interfacon 8 September 2011 in Solo, Indonesia, CSOs read a statement which stressed the need for alignment between the functions of ACWC and the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). Such alignment must happen in terms … Continue reading

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When a window opens: ACWC meets CSOs in Solo

by Nina Somera (September 2011) The window is now open. This was the general feeling of civil society groups, including members of the South East Asian Women’s Caucus on ASEAN, on their last interface with the ASEAN Commission on the … Continue reading

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