Year: 2024

The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Accomplishment Report 2010-2020: A Decade of Championing The Rights of Women and Children in ASEAN

At the 10th ASEAN Summit held in November 2004, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the Vientiane Action Programme 2004-2010 (VAP) which, among others, called for the establishment of an ASEAN commission on the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children. The ACWC has been successful in mobilising political consensus to reach an agreement […]


This policy recommendation document is specifically looking at the progress of the implementation of ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Framework (AGMSF) 2021-2025, that identify key elements and action plan on its implementation by ASEAN Sectoral Bodies (ASBs) in the Socio – Cultural Community. This policy recommendation refers to the result of the Chairman Statements at the 42nd […]

ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security

Implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has long been recognised as essential to achieving sustainable peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region. ASEAN member states remain committed to gender equality and the full protection of women’s rights. They also remain steadfast in their aim to maintain regional peace, address shared security concerns and […]

ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Strategic Framework 2021–2025

In recent years, there has been increased recognition of the critical importance of gender equal- ity and women’s empowerment to sustainable development, and as a result, increased commitment to institutionalising gender mainstreaming approaches by governments and international and regional or- ganisations. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)now include a dedicated Goal—Goal 5—on gender equality, and in […]