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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...

GAATW to speak out for women’s human rights at Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing +20

We are counting down the days to Friday 14 November when we welcome more than 400 activists to Bangkok for the Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing +20! Over three days we will discuss the progress made and the implementation gaps and strategise for accountability on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) across the region. GAATW is part of the civil society steering committee responsible for delivering this exciting programme.

Two decades after its adoption, the BPfA by consensus remains the most comprehensive and progressive global policy framework for the advancement of women's human rights and gender equality.

GAATW-IS is currently taking part in the 20-year review of the BPfA, a process known as the Beijing+20 Review. Alongside other NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region, we are advocating for women's human rights and gender equality, with a focus on government accountability.

You can follow all the news and outcomes from the Civil Society Forum (14–16 November) on Facebook and Twitter. #Beijing20 is the hashtag to use for this event. Please share the news and help promote our call for increased government accountability to ensure gender equality and the protection of human rights for all women.

UN ESCAP Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Following the Civil Society Forum, GAATW-IS will bring our messages to the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, convened by UN ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) from 17-20 November. This is the intergovernmental regional preparatory event for the Asia-Pacific region, leading up to the international review at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York next year.

There are also preparatory events across the other global regions: to see what is happening in your region, and for States' national reviews of their implementation of the BPfA, click here. Do let us know if you are taking part in any BPfA activities by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We'll also be posting news and outcomes from the UN ESCAP Conference – keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter profiles.