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The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Fachsheet

The highlights of ACWC 2017 performance is an exclusive sneak peak for The performance evaluation of the human rights mechanisms of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of...

Women in the Philippines Have Had Enough of President Duterte’s ‘Macho’ Leadership

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepared for his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, his third since assuming power in 2016, protesters took to the streets in and around Manila. Police expected around 40,000 protesters against his administration and 40,000 in favor of the controversial leader. Among those...

asean calls on more women`s participation addressing human rights issues

The Commissioner of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Dinna Wisnu calls on more womens participation in the politics and public policy to address a very diverse issues of human rights in the region. Rabu, 18 Januari 2017 09:02 WIB | 1.082 Views Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Commissioner of...

Indonesia marks 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

In observance of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, UN Women Indonesia held a range of activities, including lighting up in orange the Monas Tower in Jakarta, radio talk shows, university events and a film screening to raise awareness of and encourage action to stop violence against women...

ASEAN Commission to release report on women’s rights, gender equality

Datin Paduka Hjh Intan Kassim, Brunei’s representative to ACWC and chairperson of the human rights body until the end of 2016, said the report took almost three years of data collection by national researchers. Quratul-Ain Bandial | The Brunei Times/ANN | Bandar Seri Begawan Fri, April 29 2016 | 08:33 pm The...

Moving toward Decent Sex Work: Decent Work and Exploitation in Thailand (Sex Worker Community Research)

In 2016, Thai society is more concerned with addressing exploitation, reducing corruption and honouring the rights of the child than punishing the buying and selling sex. Most of Thai society may well consider exchanging sex for money to be immoral. However, we propose that the breach of some of...

Malaysia maid pipeline resumes

Cambodia has signed a long-anticipated agreement to resume the legal flow of domestic workers to Malaysia, putting an end to a ban introduced more than four years ago amid reports of serious migrant abuses, which had led to multiple deaths. Fri, 11 December 2015 Chhay Channyda and Alice Cuddy Cambodia has signed...

PH rallies ASEAN states to aid women, kids in conflict situations

The Philippines urged member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to work together to formulate a responsive framework that will address the needs of women and children in conflict and post-conflict situations. by Roy Mabasa December 11, 2015 The Philippines urged member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...

Vietnam intensifies protection of women, children’s rights under ASEAN

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs recently held a conference on directions for the operation of the Vietnam chapter of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). VNA Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 17:04:29 Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of...

ASEAN women recommendations to be tabled at 27th ASEAN summit

The joint recommendations from the ASEAN Conference on Women In Politics (ASEAN WIP KL2015) will be tabled during the 27th ASEAN summit next month, said Malaysia’s Wanita Barisan Nasional (BN) chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil. By: Philippines News Agency | Bernama October 25, 2015 9:54 AM InterAksyon.com The online...