ACWC Special Meeting on the Progress Report on Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality, Thailand


28 June 2016

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Beneficiary: ACWC

After several decades of promoting the advancement of women and working towards gender equality, there is a need to synthesize in a holistic way the progress made by all the ASEAN Member States, in order to celebrate the gains as well as identify the gaps in addressing these goals.

This sub-project aims to document the progress and milestones made by ASEAN Member States in promoting and implementing women’s human rights and gender equality in the region. Using the CEDAW framework as the bases for the review, the project will be utilizing the most recent statistical data and country studies on the situation of women in the ten ASEAN countries; the gains achieved by members in promoting and implementing the rights of women and challenges that the Member States face in their continuing efforts to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women. The project will be led by the Philippines as the main proponent assisted by a team of researchers closely working with an advisory group from ACWC members.

The report will be helpful for the ACWC as a baseline study to assist the Commission in identifying urgent issues as well as the gaps in the implementation of programmes for women in the region. This will be ACWC’s contribution to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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