Statement letter to the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
APWLD stands in solidarity with the women’s and people’s movements in Papua New Guinea opposing the recent outbreak of violence against women. Below is the full text of the letter to the PM of PNG.
Major Groups Statement to ESCAP 69th Commission Session – Ministrial Segment
On 29 April 2013, Wardarina – our Programme Officer of Breaking Out of Marginalisation – delivered a multi major-groups statement at the Ministrial Segment of ESCAP 69th Commission Session. more »
RIM on the Follow Up of Rio+20: Final Statement from the Women Major Group (WMG)
In 22-24 April 2013, APWLD attended the Regional Implementation Meeting on the Follow Up of Rio+20, held in Bangkok and organised by UN-ESCAP and UNEP. The RIM focused on these theme issues: (1) Institutional Framework on Sustainable Development, (2) SDGs and Post 2015 Development Agenda, (3) Means of Implementation and (4) Follow Up of Rio+20. more »
Regional Implementation Meeting on the Follow Up of Rio+20: WMG Statement on 4 Key Priorities in SDGs and Post 2015 Development Agenda
In 22-24 April 2013, APWLD attended the Regional Implementation Meeting on theFollow Up of Rio+20, held in Bangkok and organised by UN-ESCAP and UNEP. The RIM was focus on these theme issues: (1) Institutional Framework on Sustainable Development, (2) SDGs and Post 2015 Development Agenda, (3) Means of Implementation and (4) Follow Up of Rio+20. more »
Report on 4th High Level Panel Roundtable: Women’s Rights and Global Partnership in Post-2015 Development Agenda
Our world is currently at a crossroad. Facing multiple and interconnected crises of environment, finance, food, energy, democracy and most of all a crisis of deep inequalities, we are confronted with a challenge and an opportunity. Policy making over the past 3 decades has led to wealth, power and resources accruing to a tiny minority of the world´s richest and most powerful people and corporations.
International Migrants Day: Demanding Protection for Foreign Domestic Workers and All Women Migrants
December 18, 2012: As we observe the 12th year of the International Migrants Day, the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) commemorates the gains made in the region for all migrant workers, refugees, displaced peoples and their families, while also reaffirming her solidarity with its network and international partners in the continuing struggles for the recognition, protection and fulfillment of the rights of women migrant workers, especially domestic workers. more »
MANILAKBAYAN: Support Mindanao’s People Mobilisation for the Defense of Land, Environment and Human Rights
Seventy-four person delegation from Mindanao, in alliance with women human rights defenders (HRDs), environment advocates, and network of APWLD in the Philippines are mobilising for the defense of land, environment and human rights of the indigenous people of Mindanao as part of its MANILAKBAYAN movement to bring voices of concern on mining-affected communities and the attacks on HRDs. more »
Women Human Rights Defenders Day Statement
To mark the International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders APWLD calls on the International community to recognise the importance of women human rights defenders voice and activism in the any new development framework. We mark the day in solidarity with women human rights defenders around the world and call attention to the particular threats faced by women struggling for economic justice and land rights. more »
Rise to End Violence Against Women: Join “ONE BILLION RISING”
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) rise with its sisters in the region to join “ONE BILLION RISING”, a global movement promoted by V-Day organisation to end all forms of violence against women (VAW) and call for gender equality and justice in the world. more »
Action Alert: Soldiers massacre family of anti-mining human rights defender in Tampakan, Southern Philippines
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), in solidarity with its sisters at KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights, condemns the extrajudicial killings of an indigenous women human rights defender, Juvy Capion, her sons and daughter in Tampakan, Southern Philippines. more »
Call on Cambodia’s Government: Release human rights defenders Yorm Bopha & Tim Sakmony!
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, together with its partner human rights organisations, call for the immediate release of land and housing rights activists, Yorm Bopha and Tim Sakmony, who were arrested on 4 September and 5 September, respectively, on dubious charges. The arrest and charges appear to be Cambodian authorities’ attempt to intimidate Cambodia’s human rights defenders and social activists. more »