Category Archives: Press release and statements

IWRAW-AP Statement on the AHRD

(Sent to the ASEAN Heads of State and Government on 21 November 2012) International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific)[1] wishes to express its disappointment in the decision of the ASEAN leaders to proceed with the adoption … Continue reading

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ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Limited by ‘morality’ Say Women’s Organisations

The Southeast Asian Women´s Caucus on ASEAN has expressed disappointment in the final version of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) adopted by ASEAN leaders on 18 November 2012. The Women´s Caucus said that the Declaration has too many limitations … Continue reading

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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Strike out “public morality” from the AHRD draft, SEA women urge AICHR

CONTACT PERSONS Cambodia: Thida Khus, thida_khus@silaka.org, +85512838464 Indonesia: Rena Herdiyani, rena_herdiyani@yahoo.com, +628129820147 Thailand/ Secretariat: Nina Somera, nina@apwld.org, +66811621073 (for interviews with resource persons) Strike out “public morality” from the AHRD draft, SEA women urge AICHR Erturk, CEDAW experts ask AICHR … 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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