Our Herstory Publication is the story of the growth of APWLD as the leading feminist, women’s rights organisation in the Asia Pacific and the stories of some of the brave women who steered it through challenging times and limited resources. Our founding commitment is to use law as a tool to achieve equality, human rights, peace, development and justice in the political and socio-economic contexts. The Herstory project started with the request from APWLD members to document the stories of our founding members, their engagement and contribution to APWLD, and what APWLD have meant in their own and collective struggles.

Even though our 32 years of existence has been marked by internal challenges, several global economic crises, repression and suppression, we continue to strive for the protection of women’s human rights in the region. We believe that by strengthening our collective feminist movement, we can challenge the structural barriers that affect women and achieve Development Justice.

To learn more, please read and download APWLD Herstory by clicking on the image below.