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Formulating and implementing gender-responsive and coherent migration and anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines
This CEDAW-based legal review of the Magna Carta of migrant workers and the anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines is indispensable to give concrete recommendations on improving laws that protect women migrant workers. It aims to identify gender discrimination in laws and underscore state obligations to address existing gender discrimination in laws.
The paper by Savitri W. E. Goonesekere examines the evolving concept of substantive equality and its implications for South Asia – a region where, despite some gains, the stark reality of gender based discrimination is still all pervasive.
A comparative analysis of the application of the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Dicrimination Against Women in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, the report highlights some of the complexities in applying the Convention in countries where Islamic Law is still applicable.