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International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific

10-2 Jalan Bangsar Utama 9, Bangsar Utama


59000 Federal Territory/Kuala Lumpur


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International Women's Rights Action Watch, Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) is a women's human rights organisation based in Kuala Lumpur. We work with women's rights organisations and a range of other institutions to bridge the gap between the promise of women's human rights articulated in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the actual realization of these rights. IWRAW Asia Pacific's core programme, the From Global to Local, encourages civil society organisations' engagement with the CEDAW Committee in the CEDAW review process. This programme is complemented by our thematic areas of work that make sure that we and our partners keep abreast of changes in the economic, social, political and cultural issues that influence women's rights at a national, regional and international level. They include programmes on Business and Human Rights, Women's Economic Rights, Conflict, Violence Against Women, Universality and Fundamentalism/Extremism and also a thematic programme on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IWRAW Asia Pacific works through a team of 12 persons based in Kuala Lumpur, and a network of women's rights activists who act as resource persons to the organisation's work. Communications is essential to IWRAW Asia Pacific's work, for our advocacy, and support to women's rights groups, as well as for broadening our constituency and our funding base.