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States Reach Consensus: Stand Alone Goal for Gender Eqaulity is Included

Climate change, SOGI, sexual rights, and violence against women among contended issues Source: Isis International Governments at the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review finalized discussing the draft ministerial outcomes document that will be approved at the end of the conference by member states of the Asia-Pacific region. State … Continue reading States Reach Consensus: Stand Alone Goal for Gender Eqaulity is Included

The Asia-Pacific Review on Beijing+20 Begins

SOGI, climate change, and feminist organizations featured in discussions Source: Isis International The Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review in Bangkok began today. Governments from the Asia and Pacific will listen to issues related to women equality and the empowerment of women for the next four days. At the … Continue reading The Asia-Pacific Review on Beijing+20 Begins

“Our voices need to be heard loudly”

Women’s recommendations should be turned into government action Source: Isis International The Beijing+20 CSO Forum bringing together over 400 feminist women activists working on women’s rights in the Asia and Pacific region ended today. The Forum concluded with an outcome document adopted by consensus containing recommendations to the governments that will meet November 17-20 in … Continue reading “Our voices need to be heard loudly”

South Asia Consultation for Beijing + 20

The Women and Media Collective together with the Asia Pacific Women’s Watch and South Asia Women’s Watch organised a South Asia Civil Society Consultation for Beijing+20 on the 16 and 17th of October 2014. Members of civil society organisations, women’s rights experts, state representatives and academics from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka discussed … Continue reading South Asia Consultation for Beijing + 20

Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

In preparation for the South Asia Consultation for Beijing+20, women’s civil society organisations in Sri Lanka came together to discuss Sri Lanka’s situation within the context of the Beijing Declaration Platform for Action (BPFA). Held on the 9th of October at CENWOR in Colombo the Sri Lanka consultation for Beijing+20 highlighted five critical areas of … Continue reading Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

Expert Group Consultation on Equality

Recognising the need for an in depth analysis and understanding of equality and non-discrimination, twenty of South Asia’s gender specialists joined the deliberations in Colombo at the South Asia Expert Group Consultation held from the 13 – 15 September 2014. Organised by Women and Media Collective (Sri Lanka) in partner with North East Network (India) … Continue reading Expert Group Consultation on Equality

Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Sunila Abeysekara, a much respected human rights defender, an inspiring feminist and mentor to women in Sri Lanka and around the world, was remembered on the 5th of September 2014 at the Women and Media Collective in Colombo, a year after her passing. Words cannot describe the affection and respect that was shared by all … Continue reading Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Civil Society plan to review 20 years of Beijing Platform for Action

A broad coalition of feminist and women’s rights networks, constituencies and allies are preparing for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) regional and global review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. A CSO Steering Committee of 16 organisations [1] including regional networks, constituency based groups … Continue reading Civil Society plan to review 20 years of Beijing Platform for Action