Publications

Regional Review on Laws, Policies and Practices within ASEAN relating to the Identification, Management and Treatment of Victims of Trafficking, especially Women and Children

Trafficking should be generally defined in accordance with the international legal definition as affirmed in the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children and, as far as possible, concepts within that definition that are not otherwise defined in national law should be clarified. Trafficking acts conducted by legal persons should be criminalised, […]

Projected Gender Impact of the ASEAN Economic Community

This study seeks to better understand linkages between economic integration and gender disparities in the ASEAN region. It identifies the mechanisms through which ASEAN economic integration may create opportunities for accelerating gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the region. It also identify challenges that may prevent women from taking advantage of these newly created […]

Progress Report on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

The ACWC was established to strengthen the promotion of women and children’s rights in the ASEAN region through more effective implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To fulfill this objective, it was necessary to establish a baseline […]

Legal Identity of All Women and Children in ASEAN A Regional Synthesis

Undocumented women and children are often vulnerable to being left behind. ASEAN Member States (AMS) are making significant progress in promoting the inclusion of vulnerable groups for the attainment and maintenance of sustainable development. This is being applied by, among other actions, increasing the recognition of the legal identity of women and children, primarily through […]

ASEAN Guidelines for a Non-Violent Approach to Nurture, Care, and Development of Children in All Settings

The Convention on the Rights of the Child specifies that it is the obligation of State parties to address and eliminate the widespread prevalence and incidence of violence against children (VAC). The UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, outlined what has to be done to confront the major […]

Ending violence against children in ASEAN member States Baseline study of priority areas under the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Children A snapshot as of 2016

Violence against children is prevalent throughout the world, including in the East Asia and Pacific region. In recognition of the need for States to work together at a regional level, in 2013 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Heads of State signed a Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Children in ASEAN. In […]

Ending violence against children in ASEAN Member States Baseline study of priority areas under the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Children

In recognition of the need for States to work together at the regional level, the 10 ASEAN Heads of States signed a Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Children in 2013 and adopted the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence Against Children in 2016. The objectives of the Regional Plan […]

CHILDREN IN ASEAN 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Thirty years ago, the world united to secure the rights of all children through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The Convention, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the 20 November 1989, remains, to this day, the most widely and swiftly ratified international human rights agreement […]

ASEAN Regional Guidelines on Violence against Women and Girls Data Collection and Use

In 2015, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Women (ASEAN RPA on VAW) was adopted and recognized that violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an “obstacle to the social and economic development of communities and states as well as the achievement of internationally agreed-upon […]

ASEAN Guidelines for Developing National Standard Operating Procedures for a Coordinated Response to Violence against Women and Girls

In 2015, when the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Women (RPA on EVAW 2016 – 2025) was adopted, ASEAN Member States had seen progress in addressing violence against women. National laws and action plans had been dedicated to the issue, and resources were allocated to implement these frameworks. Shelters, […]