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The study report of National Women Commission, Nepal, monitors the progress on the implementation of the 2018, Concluding Observations issued by the CEDAW Committee on the sixth periodic report of Nepal. The progress was systematically monitored on the basis of a novel and practical tool.
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Child marriage takes away a girl’s right to safe and healthy childhood, quality and complete education that can lead to decent economic opportunities, and social and political empowerment. Pakistan has the 6th highest number of girls married before the age of 18 in the world. Child marriage is prevalent due to several reasons including deeply entrenched traditions and customs, poverty, lack of awareness and/or access to education, and lack of security.
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Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex. This policy brief explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlines suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts.
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In 2017, UNHCR and UN Women partnered to conduct a gender analysis of the right to a nationality in Myanmar. This was implemented by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), along with local CSO The Seagull, the Statelessness Network Asia Pacific (SNAP) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI). The report was launched on 7 March 2018 as part of a series of events celebrating International Women’s Day. Conducted in Mawlamyine, Mandalay and Yangon, the study included participants...
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With the growing recognition that laws and justice systems are not adequately working for women, Justice Base led a research report to examine women access to justice in the formal and informal processes, decision-makers and institutions that play a role in resolving dispute involving women in Myanmar. Traditional dispute mechanisms are often preferred by women because of the high cost of the state legal system, corruption, gender bias, and language barriers for ethnic minorities who are non-Myanmar language speakers.
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With the purpose to eliminate gender stereotypes in justice delivery as a critical component of promoting women’s access to justice, this paper seeks to develop critical understanding among judges and other justice actors on gender stereotypes, and how it could be avoid, as well as to provide judicial training programmes for justice actors in investigation and adjudication.
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This paper endeavors to analyze Case Laws regarding core Articles of the Convention on Elimination of All Form of Discrimination and their application in Southeast Asia national courts. It is an analytical compilation of jurisprudence from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste that is intended to serve as a resource to enhance their capacity to utilize international human rights standards for the realization of women’s human rights embodied in the Convention.
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This paper endeavors to compile good practices, challenges and to strengthen the capacity of National Women’s Machineries for monitoring implementation of CEDAW and BPFA.
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The paper highlights the legal gap that still exist in violence against women in Asia that lead to create a culture of impunity in which the perpetrator go unpunished by reinforcing a message that he will not be held accountable for his action. Challenges in implementing human rights law in order to make rights to women and girls not meaningless still need to be endeavored in all the Asian countries. The lack of adequate laws and structure to safeguard witnesses and ensure their security, as...
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This publication aims to add to the remittances for development discourse, as an input into policy, programme and services development. It offers information and sex-disaggregated data on remittance flows, patterns, recognizing the differences between women and men as senders and recipients of remittances.
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This paper highlights the current situation of Filipino women migrant workers with gender analysis and examines their social and economic contributions to Philippines’ development.
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This publication aims to enhance the existing knowledge and resources on the current situation of the Filipino migrant workers with particular attention to the gender dimensions of migration.
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In Viet Nam, women work in agriculture as unpaid labourers on family farms and as paid or unpaid workers at other farms and agricultural enterprises.
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The CEDAW General Recommendation No.26 on Women Migrant Workers was translated into Khmer to use in the National Workshop on Gender and Labor Migration. The translation improved participants understanding of the law that protect and promote rights of women migrant workers and enabled them to identify the need of written law and policy with gender perspective. Moreover, the Khmer version of CEDAW General Recommendation No.26 is an effective tool for Khmer people to increase their knowledge and build up understanding in the law that protect women migrant workers.
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A civil society initiative coordinated by the National Alliance of Women (NAWO), the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), UNIFEM (now UN Women) and UNDP – presents recommendations to ensure that the Eleventh Five Year Plan is gender friendly.
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This is an English translation of Vietnamese laws and regulations on migrant workers, namely; Law on Vietnamese workers working aboard, Decree No.126/2007/ND-CP, Decree No.144/2007/ND-CP, Decree No.71/2009/QD-TTg. UN Women Viet Nam has supported the translation and printing of these laws and regulations in order to make tool available for Department of Overseas Labor (DOLAB) of Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) officials on methods for developing more gender-sensitive law and policy for women migrant workers in line with CEDAW and other relevant international human rights standards.
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The handbook reflects actual needs as per the law enforcement agencies to prevent trafficking of women and children, and rehabilitate them. Trafficking does not mean prostitution. They are not synonymous. In understanding trafficking, one should delink it from prostitution. As per the existing law, Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956 (ITPA) prostitution becomes an offence when there is commercial exploitation of a person. If a woman or child is sexually exploited and any person gains out of the same, it amounts to commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), which is a legally punishable offence wherein the culpability lies against all