Meet some of our Members – Japan Women’s Watch (JAWW)

JAWW is an advocacy organization with special focus on the implementation of Beijing Platform of Action (BPFA) and other internationally agreed documents, including 2030 Agenda, as well as domestic policies and plans for gender equality and Japan’s official development assistance (ODA).

JAWW succeeded in part the activities by a group named Japan NGO Report Group which was set up in 1999 in preparation for Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century.

JAWW is closely working with the Asia Pacific Women’s Watch (APWW), a regional network to advance the status of women in the Asia Pacific Region. APWW collaborates with United Nations organizations, national governments and NGOs. APWW covers about 20 countries in South-East, Central, East, and South Asia and Pacific region and works with regional women’s networks.

 

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Meet some of our members – Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre

Shirkat Gah is a women’s rights organisation based in Lahore, Pakistan, and acts as the regional office (RCO-Asia) of the international network Women Living Under Muslim Laws. It has provided support to women who have been subjected to forced marriages and has organised and campaigned around cases of ‘honour killings’ of women. It has also documented customary practices, including ‘honour crimes’, which result in violence against women throughout Pakistan. Shirkat Gah also has legal advice centres, researchers on health/reproductive rights, as well as VAW and equality under the law. Note: there are offices also in Karachi and Peshawar, but the Lahore office houses the WLUML RCO-Asia. Karachi and Lahore have resource collections, legal advisers, and research / campaigning programme, and publications. The Peshawar office is currently scaled back and has a separate email address.

 

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