to CEDAW in Action in Southeast Asia
to CEDAW in Action – Southeast Asia, a site dedicated to increasing
understanding about the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All
Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and highlighting policies,
practices and actions to effectively ensure its implementation in the
countries of Southeast Asia.
in Action – Southeast Asia is an initiative by the United
Nations Development Fund for Women’s CEDAW Southeast Asia Programme (UNIFEM CEDAW
SEAP) supported by The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
that offers information and resources on CEDAW, and highlights
CEDAW-related activities by both national institutions and civil society,
in hopes of being a useful tool for those seeking a better understanding of
CEDAW implementation in Southeast Asia.
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
New publication on engendering the
MDGs using CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action
Committee adopts General Recommendation No. 26 on Migrant Women Workers
ASEAN Governments discuss Domestic
Violence legislations and its implementation
is often referred to as the ‘women’s bill of rights’. It is one of the core
international human rights treaties, which requires Member States to
undertake legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill human rights.
provides a complete definition of sex-based discrimination – described as
any distinction, exclusion, or restriction on the basis of sex, which
intentionally or unintentionally nullifies or impairs the recognition,
enjoyment and exercise of women’s social, cultural, political and economic
rights. [read more...]
The emphasis on CEDAW as a defining framework for realizing
women’s human rights is both an important and timely strategy for women in
the Southeast Asian region. All 10 of the ASEAN countries have ratified or
acceded to the convention, and all have constitutional foundations for
fostering gender equality. In addition, Timor-Leste, a non-ASEAN country,
acceded to the Convention in April 2003.
uneven throughout the region, there has been considerable overall progress
in applying the CEDAW framework to the development of laws, policies and
institutional planning, as a direct result of efforts by both governments
and civil society. [read more...]
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