IWRAW AP has been addressing the issues, gaps and challenges women and women’s rights groups/network face to ensure substantive equality and non-discrimination in situations of conflict and post-conflict. We are continuously raising the discrimination faced by women in the conflict context in various policy platforms particularly with CEDAW.
Recognizing the need to strengthen the reporting by women’s rights organization on issues affecting women in conflict/post conflict contexts and the complementarity of CEDAW General Recommendation 30 and UN Security Council Resolution 1325, we have developed tools and knowledge resources. The application of GR 30 through the robust nature of the CEDAW review process enhances the concepts and norms related to state accountability, highlights current and emerging issues of conflict affected women and strengthen the implementation of UNSCR 1325 as a complementary mechanism.
IWRAW AP is also co-convener and the coordinating group member of the Asia Pacific Women’s Alliance for Peace and Security (APWAPS), working to strengthen women’s leadership on peace and security in the region and enhance accountability for women’s rights in conflict and post conflict spectrum and in peacebuilding.