ASEAN Handbook for Women’s Rights Activists
To facilitate a genuinely ‘people-centered’ ASEAN, it is imperative that civil society understand ASEAN and its vast work. This requires civil society groups to be more knowledgeable about ASEAN and to have the capacity and resources to engage with and influence ASEAN and its various bodies. Similarly it is critical that women’s voices from ASEAN countries are audible and influential. It is important for women’s movements to utilise all possible mechanisms for advocacy in advancing women’s human rights. This handbook aims to increase knowledge and awareness around ASEAN and its mechanisms. The handbook was envisaged as providing information about ‘ASEAN in a Nutshell’.