APWLD is the region’s leading network of feminist organisations and advocates. Our 195 members represent groups of diverse women from 28 countries in Asia Pacific. We have been actively working for women’s rights for 30 years. APWLD is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Intellectual property rights and women’s rights: Interview with Shalini Bhutani

In the second episode of APWLD Podcast, we talk to Shalini Bhutani, who is a legal researcher and policy analyst working on the impact of trade rules in the Asian region. She will explain the impact […]

Asia Pacific Civil Society Statement in Solidarity With Malaysian Human Rights Defender Maria Chin Abdullah

Civil Society Statement in Solidarity with Malaysian Human Rights Defender Maria Chin Abdullah


Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), together with  civil society organisations from across Asia Pacific and […]

Civil society, academics warn adverse impacts of trade agreements on women’s rights

Mega free trade agreements such as the RCEP – of which negotiating partners comprise of ASEAN countries plus six – will worsen economic and social inequality and adversely impact the lives of the world’s poorest, […]