Please send the experiences of Asia Pacific women by 22 January 2012.APWLD organised the 2011 Asia Pacific Regional Consultation, ‘Women’s Rights to Development’ on 26-27 October 2011 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Both the UN Independent Expert on cultural rights and on foreign debt attended.
As a result of the Consultation, the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt will focus his next report to the Human Rights Council (June 2012) on the impact of debt on women’s rights. This is great news! But we want to make sure it includes the perspectives of APWLD members.
On the topic of women and debt, please send us relevant information, cases studies and testimonies that you already have. The mandate of the Independent Expert goes beyond the issue of ‘foreign debt’ and also includes other related international obligations of States. Therefore the mandate addresses the impact of measures imposed by international/ regional financial institutions on women’s human rights. Please consider this when you send us information.
We request that you send the information by 22 January 2012 to Ms. Tatjana Bosevska at email@example.com.
To help your submission, here are some questions to guide you. But, if you have existing information, case studies and testimonies of women on the impact of debt and other international obligations of states, please send them to us.
We look forward to hearing from you by 22 January 2012.