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This workshop follows a 2013 Southeast Asia Regional Judicial Colloquium organized by UN Women, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Office of the Judiciary in Thailand, which facilitated an exchange on how to improve the situation of women’s human rights in the region through court decisions. Building on last year’s Colloquium, participants at this year’s workshop explored in more detail the principles and application of CEDAW to court practices in the area...
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Second in a series of Staying Alive reports, this report has collated information on the establishment of infrastructure under PWDVA, maps emerging – and sometimes ad-hoc – practices that have been adopted to cover up silences in the law.
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All SAARC countries have ratified the UN Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the key international human rights instrument on women's status. The Convention (CEDAW) recognises women's right to equal opportunities and life chances in the family, the community and within all countries that belong to the international community. When SAARC countries ratified the Convention they accepted binding obligations in international law to implement this Convention nationally. Though a particular government holding office at a particular time ratified the Convention, the Convention is an international treaty that binds the State and all successive governments. CEDAW has to be implemented through laws, policies...