15 WLB representatives participated in the Beijing Plus Ten Conference/ the 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Ten representatives were from the B+ 10 Process & Beyond team, who attended the whole session. Most of them had joined a series of workshops and consultation meetings since August 2003 so that they would be able to participate actively in the session. The team was accompanied and assisted by WLB volunteer Jennifer Quigley, a Master’s candidate at the School for International Training.
9 March 2005: WLB representative reads out the Asia-Pacific NGO Forum statement on behalf of the Asia Pacific Caucus at the Plenary.
6 women from WLB participated in the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), held in Durban, South Africa. At WCAR, WLB submitted a petition signed by 51,487 internally displaced persons, refugees and migrants living on the Thai-Burma and Burma-Indian borders.
- Oral Statements
7 March 2005: “Violence against women in war: Justice, redress and empowerment of women” , sponsored by Korea Women’s Associations United , Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Centre for Women’s Global Leadership and Women & Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice
8 March 2005 : Burma briefing, “Where is Burma?” , sponsored by International Peace Bureau and Worldview International Foundation
- Oral Statements
2002 - Oral Statements
2001 - Oral Statements
- Beijing Plus Five, June 2000
- CEDAW 22nd Session, January 2000
Regional and international forums
11 WLB representatives participated in the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing Plus Ten, held in Salaya, Nakornpathom, Thailand. More details
Defending Women, Defending Rights: The International Consultation on Women Human Rights Defenders in Colombo, Sri Lanka: 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2005
The 10th International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development (AWID 2005): in Bangkok, Thailand: 27 – 30 October 2005
Nineteen representatives from 11 member organizations and one representative from network partner Women and Child Right Project (WCRP), Mon Human Rights Foundation attended the forum. The delegation was funded by AWID at a total amount 488,500 Baht.
Study workshop & Asia Pacific NGO Consultation on ‘Access to Justice: Holding the State Accountable for VAW by Non-State Actors’ with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (VAW), Dr Yakin Ertürk: Bangkok, Thailand: October 4 - 6, 2005
Study Workshop on ‘Sexuality and Violence against Women’ on 25-26 July, followed by a two-day Consultation on ‘Sexuality and Violence against Women: Access to Justice’ with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (UNSR-VAW) on 27-28 July.
State Violence against Women: Burma 2002 – Presentation at Regional Consultation with The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women in Sri Langka, 30-31 AUGUST, 2002