Forum News 2013 is out
Vacancy for Programme Assistant–Grounding the Global
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 Programme Assistant—Grounding the Global.
Join our Side Events at CSW 58
We 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.
Call for Applications: Feminist Legal Theory and Practice Training
ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL FEMINIST LEGAL THEORY AND PRACTICE (FLTP) TRAINING
24-28 April 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will be conducting an Asia Pacific Regional Feminist Legal Theory and Practice (FLTP) Training, which will be held in Cambodia, from 24-28 April 2014. This year, the Regional FLTP will focus on building the capacity of lawyers, activists, policy makers and implementers from across the region of Asia-Pacific to effectively use law as an instrument of change for equality, justice, peace and development.
APWLD in One Billion Rising
APWLD Secretariat joined a coalition of women, men, groups and volunteers in rising for justice on 15 February 2014. We occupied the popular city’s monumental space–Thaepae Gate with OBR Dance and speakouts! Why do we choose ‘dance’ for One Billion Rising? Here’s a short video from Rob Baird, on behalf of Chiangmai CityLife News.
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 email@example.com.
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 http://www.onebillionrising.org/
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Campaign Toolkit for Global Solidarity Action Week for Cambodia
Global Week of Action against Gov’t Crackdown on Cambodian Protesters
While the New Year’s firecrackers signaled hope for people around the world, Cambodian garment workers protesting for a rise in wages faced a violent police crackdown on January 2, 2014. Two days later, Freedom Park in Phnom Penh, where civil society have traditionally gathered, was forcibly cleared by police and mass actions are now banned from the site. more »
URGENT: For Endorsement: The Bali Package is a Bad Deal for Women
We, women coming from different countries in the Asia Pacific region gathered here in Bali, Indonesia on the occasion of the 9th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, unequivocally declare that the just concluded WTO Bali Package is not a good outcome for women. We insist any WTO deal is a bad deal. more »
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!