Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is the Asia Pacific’s leading network of feminist organisations and holds consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Our 180 members represent groups of diverse women from 25 countries in the region. For nearly 25 years, APWLD has been empowering women to use law as an instrument of change for equality, justice, peace and development. The network use research, training, advocacy and activism to claim and strengthen women’s human rights as enshrined in UN international human rights instruments. Our diverse membership provides the strength and expertise that both drives and executes our four programme areas, which include Women and Power, Feminist Law and Practice, Breaking out of Marginalisation and Grounding the Global. APWLD provides support for women human rights defenders at risk among its networks members and host the website of the WHRD IC.