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Influencing the discourse on sustainable development financing

APWLD and allied civil society organisations pushed forward our development justice model at a meeting of  Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) and multiple stakeholders on 3 March 2014.

APWLD Grounding the Global -International Mechanisms programme officer Tessa Khan presented inputs on the issue of financing mechanisms packaged as loans and the involvement of private sector and international financial institutions in sustainable development financing. Meanwhile IBON International’s Paul Quintos spoke on the need for a financial transactions tax to be devoted to addressing poverty and climate justice.

Full text of the report is here

A video of the session can be found here:


Opportunity to work with APWLD: Young Women’s Leadership Programme

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is inviting interested young women, from member organisations in the Asia Pacific region to apply for the South-South Placement: Young Women’s Leadership Programme, paid volunteer position with the Feminist Development Justice Programme (FDJ). This is an exciting opportunity for young feminist leaders from the region to learn with APWLD secretariat staff and also to develop expertise in our broader areas of work and leadership.

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Forum News 2013 is out

Forum News Dec 2013

Join our Side Events at CSW 58

CSW 58We invite everyone who will be in New York for the 58th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women to join us at our side events. There will be a panel discussion on the role of social movements in the development agenda, a panel on envisioning feminist development justice, as well as a discussion on the implications trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership on women in the Asia Pacific region.

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New resource: Trans Pacific Women vs. the Trans Pacific Partnership

Trans Pacific Women vs. the Trans Pacific Partnerhsip

Trans Pacific Women vs. the Trans Pacific Partnership

At a time when governments, civil society organisations and the larger international community are negotiating a new sustainable development agenda, another binding, global, agreement is being negotiated behind closed doors. Learn more about the impact this trade agreement can have on the women in the region.

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Request for endorsement: Feminist Declaration for Post 2015

Feminist organisations and groups met in New York on 7-10 February 2014 to envision a just and sustainable future. This declaration calls for structural and transformational changes to the way development is being planned and implemented. There are currently 120 organisations who have endorsed this declaration. If you would like your organisation to endorse the statement, kindly email

Gender, Economic, Social and Ecological Justice for Sustainable Development A Feminist Declaration for Post 2015

As the United Nations decide on the future course of international development post 2015, women of all ages, identities, ethnicities, cultures and across sectors and regions, are mobilizing for gender, social, cultural, economic and ecological justice, sustainable development and inclusive peace. We seek fundamental structural and transformational changes to the current neoliberal, extractivist and exclusive development model that perpetuates inequalities of wealth, power and resources between countries, within countries, and between men and women. more »

One Billion Rising – Chiang Mai

APWLD is helping organise the One Billion Rising event in Chiang Mai on 14 February 2014, part of the global effort to raise more awareness about violence against women. Join the planning meeting at the APWLD office on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 6:30pm. To find out more about One Billion Rising, visit their website

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