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International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP) was established in 1993, when a group of Asian women, recognising the potential of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for implementing the human rights of women, worked to set up an independent human rights organisation in Malaysia. By making the link with activism taking place at the international level, IWRAW Asia Pacific works to promote an effective flow of information on CEDAW between the local and the global levels. This aims to enable women to monitor and facilitate the implementation of the Convention domestically and use it to advance their interests, while contributing to standard-setting at the international level.