Women human rights defenders fight on despite threats
On Friday, 29 November 2013, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, people around the world will recognise the activism, advocacy and courageous acts of resistance of women working to promote and defend human rights and fundamental freedoms for all people. Recognition and remembrance are necessary, but these women need support even more so. Because of their work, women such as Helen Hakena in Papua New Guinea, Nimalka Fernando in Sri Lanka and Yorm Bopha and Nim Chray in Cambodia face increasing attacks, threats, harassment and insecurity, including violations of their rights to life, liberty, free association and expression, as well as gender-based violence and attacks on their reputation, by State and private actors. more »
Workshop on the impact of the WTO and neoliberal globalisation to migrants and migration
Join us at our Workshop on the impact of the WTO and neoliberal globalisation to migrants and migration
04 Dec 2013
1pm – 3pm
Ngurah Rai Sports Complex
Vacancy for Conference Organiser
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women from Asia Pacific countries with relevant experience and skills to apply for the position of Conference Organiser. This is an exciting position that would allow the successful applicant to be part of organising the second Asia Pacific Feminist Forum.
Malaysian women’s organisations, APWLD members win UN award
The Joint Action for Gender Equality Group, a coalition of nine women’s organisations in Malaysia, was awarded the United Nations Award 2013 for ‘Millennium Development Goal’ Three: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women. JAG also includes several APWLD members, from Tenaganita, Sisters in Islam (SIS), Women’s Aid Organization (WAO) and Women’s Centre for Change, Penang (WCC).
CALL FOR PAPERS on Development Justice
For APWLD Forum News, December 2013
Theme: Development Justice
We are seeking articles presenting a feminist analysis of development and global and regional development objectives in relation to the Asia-Pacific experience of wealth inequality, social inequalities and social exclusion, environmental degradation, and injustice. We would like articles that contribute ideas towards developing a transformative and redistributive framework that aims to reduce inequalities of wealth, power and resources between countries, between rich and poor and between men and women. We would also like to publish articles proposing models of development centering on people and not simply economic gain.
Deadline for articles: 14 November 2013
APWLD joins Chiang Mai-based organisations in Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
APWLD together with Chiang-Mai based organisations Diakonia and AIPP is helping collect donations for people affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines. If you would like to help, you can contact:
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Contact Person: Ms. Marion Cabrera
Mobile #: +66913019843
Address: 189/ Changklan Road, A. Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand 50100
URGENT APPEAL: Help Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines
The 7.2 magnitude earthquake has devastated more than 3 million people in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor and has claimed the lives of nearly 200 individuals in the area. With livelihood and homes shattered, earthquake victims are in need of our help to provide relief and rebuild their communities. Santi, on the other hand, swept vast farm lands in Central Luzon. more »
India Must Co Sponsor U.N.-Led Resolution Calling for Elimination of Early Marriage –
The Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples is asking everyone to join a letter-writing campaign calling for India to co-sponsor a UN resolution on Child Marriage
A resolution calling for the elimination of early and child marriages was proposed and adopted on 27 September 2013 during the 24th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The first-of-its-kind proposal was initiated by the UN Human Rights Council and co-sponsored by 107 countries. It will become part of the global development agenda after 2015, acknowledging the impact of early marriage on the ‘economic, legal, health and social status of women and girls’ as well as ‘the development of the community as a whole’.
Support our feminist actions at the People’s Global Camp against WTO
APWLD supports the People’s Global Camp against WTO organised by Indonesian People’s Alliance that will be held on 3-6 December 2013 in Puputan Park, Bali. We will have a “Feminist Camp” as a forum to amplify grassroots women’s voice on their Resistance to neoliberal agenda and trade, and to demand Development Justice that aims for development that focus on people, not profit!
Join the People’s Global Camp against WTO and neoliberalisation
APWLD joins the call of the Indonesian People’s Alliance for participation in the People’s Global Camp against WTO and neoliberalisation, 2-6 December, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.
Participate in Shaping the New Development Agenda
Two key Asia Pacific meetings on the Post 2015 Development Agenda are happening in August in Bangkok more
The application process in open.
To apply to attend, please click here