Call for submissions on the adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Šimonović took up function as Special Rapporteur on 1 August 2015 and intends to, inter alia, focus on the legal and policy frameworks of her mandate and the international human rights mechanisms to discuss the gap in incorporating and implementing the international and regional […]

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PLD is organizing a training workshop on the new laws relating to sexual violence, on October 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th of 2014. This workshop seeks to understand the challenges and working of each of the 3 laws on sexual offences in detail, and take stock of their implementation. The discussion would include: -Gaining clarity on […]

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CEDAW formulates General Recommendation No.29 on economic consequences of marriage, family relations and their dissolution

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) submitted its general recommendation on Article 16 of the CEDAW, which provides for the elimination of discrimination against women in marriage and family relations. The recommendation seeks to act as a guide for state parties in achieving an egalitarian regime under which […]

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Call for Applications: Asia-Pacific Regional Feminist Legal Theory and Practice Training of Trainers

The FLTP training has been a significant activity of APWLD and has grown into a dynamic program that offers a unique model in the region with feminism as its core and human rights as its foundation. To date, the FLTP training has been implemented by APWLD at national, sub-regional and regional level.  Keeping this in […]

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Women’s Human Rights, CEDAW in International, Regional and National Law

      Women’s Human Rights’ edited by Anne Hellum and Henritte Sinding Aasen on the CEDAW has been published by Cambridge University Press in Europe. The book is a compendium of several essays by different authors writing about and critically analyzing different contextual applications and areas of the CEDAW. The book seeks to situate the […]

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