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ASEAN for Women

Produced by: Women’s League of Burma
Production date: 2012

The Southeast Asian Women’s Caucus, including WLB, met to discuss the draft ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. The AHRD was formally adopted in November 2012. The Southeast Asian Women’s Caucus, including WLB, met to discuss the draft ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. The AHRD was formally adopted in November 2012.

 

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is 45 years old this year. What has it done to date? Has it accomplished what it had originally set out to do?

Narrated in Burmese, the short documentary ASEAN for Women examines the role and workings of the organization whose members now include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Viet Nam.

The film spotlights the space within ASEAN, where the demands for the protection of women’s and children’s rights may be articulated and acted upon, introducing the mechanisms created toward this end.

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ASEAN leaders at the annual ASEAN Summit in 2011. ASEAN leaders at the annual ASEAN Summit in 2011. Burmese women migrant workers in a garment factory. A trend in international migration for work is the increase in the number of overseas women migrant workers, the majority of whom are working in low-status jobs where they are vulnerable to abuse. Burmese women migrant workers in a garment factory. A trend in international migration for work is the increase in the number of overseas women migrant workers, the majority of whom are working in low-status jobs where they are vulnerable to abuse.

 

Participants at the annual Southeast Asian Women’s Caucus (also known as ‘Women’s Caucus’) meeting. Women’s Caucus comprises more than 60 organizations and networks that engage with ASEAN to advance women’s rights. Participants at the annual Southeast Asian Women’s Caucus (also known as ‘Women’s Caucus’) meeting. Women’s Caucus comprises more than 60 organizations and networks that engage with ASEAN to advance women’s rights.

WLB has been an active member of Women’s Caucus since the caucus was founded in 2008. WLB has been an active member of Women’s Caucus since the caucus was founded in 2008.

Brainstorming session during Burma National Women’s Caucus consultation workshop in  Chiang Mai, April 2011. Brainstorming session during Burma National Women’s Caucus consultation workshop in Chiang Mai, April 2011.
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