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Asia-Pacific States adopt Declaration to Advance Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

November 24, 2014

In a press statement civil society organizations from across the Asia Pacific region expressed their disappointment at the regressive outcomes document agreed to by the States. They questioned the lack of progressive language on sexual rights and on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). CSOs also reiterated the need for accountability and financial and political will to ensure States’ commitments under the BPfA, including ensuring that these commitments are included in the post 2015 development agenda.

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WGNRR Delivers a CSO Statement during Beijing +20 Review in Asia-Pacific

November 17, 2014

WGNRR’s Asia Programme Officer, Marevic Parcon, delivered a statement of Asia-Pacific CSOs during the review of the progress and remaining challenges in implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Asia and the Pacific at the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review. The CSO statement calls […]

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Asia Pacific Beijing+20 Civil Society Forum Statement

The CSO statement is an outcome document of the Civil Society Forum that gathered more than 400 CSOs from across Asia-Pacific to call on the governments for accountability for the commitments made almost twenty years ago in the Beijing to advance gender equality and the rights of women and girls.

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Twenty years after the Beijing Platform for Action: Have Asian-Pacific countries done enough?

November 13, 2014

On November 14, 2014, over 400 feminist women activists working on women’s rights will meet in Bangkok at the Asia-Pacific CSO Forum on Beijing+20 (APCSOB20) to discuss what their governments have done to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Activists from across the region will note if the reported progress by States has been sufficient and what States should be doing to tackle the challenges that remain on the 12 critical areas of concern identified twenty years ago in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA).

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WGNRR Members in Action

Every month, we feature at least one individual or member organisation to facilitate the sharing of experiences and information among the members.

Shirkat Gah

November 3, 2014

Originally a small voluntary women’s collective in Pakistan in 1975, Shirkat Gah has evolved into a leading women’s rights organization in Pakistan. Shirkat Gah is committed to a just, vibrant and democratic society in which women are fully empowered, human rights and dignity are enjoyed equally by all without discrimination, where peace prevails and resources and opportunities are ensured on a sustainable and equitable basis.

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