Drawing on APWLD’s 16 years of successful engagement with the UN special procedures mechanism, this resource book  provides a step by step guide for organisations who wish to engage with this important UN system. This is a highly practical guidebook that begins with an explanation of the special procedures, its history and efficacy. The guidebook elaborates on the particular framework of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women (SRVAW) and discusses the entry points and strategies available for civil society organisations trying to engage with mandate holders.  Adding to these resources, are lists of current mandate holders as of April 2011, a helpful glossary, a submission template for the SRVAW, and a list of the core international human rights treaties with a chart of countries in Asia Pacific that have signed or ratified them.

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