All ASEAN Member States (AMS) have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which has 54 articles covering four major categories of child rights, namely, the right to life, the right to protection, the right to development and the right to participation. Education is one of the major vehicles through which children […]


The Action Agenda aims to mainstream Women’s Economic Empowerment through innovation, trade and inclusive business, and human capital development by encouraging each ASEAN Member State to support the following actions Download Pdf

Regional Plan of Action on Implementing the ASEAN Declaration on the Rights of Children in the Context of Migration

Worldwide millions of children are living in migration or displacement, placing them in situations of risk. International and domestic migration and displacement are not new phenomena. They affect every country in the ASEAN region. According to UNICEF, based on international migrant stock, more international migrants move beyond the ASEAN region than within ASEAN countries. Download […]

ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025

The promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, strengthening democracy, enhancing good governance and adherence to the rule of law are among ASEAN’s key principles and purposes1. Reaffirming these principles, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration2 (AHRD) in 2012. Along with the Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the […]

ACWC Discussions and Recommendations on Shelter Practices in ASEAN

The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) has consistently and affirmatively supported the interpretation and implementation of the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP) since its inception. It has developed several publications in support of victim protection such as the Gender […]

E-Learning/Introductory Course and Advanced Training Materials on Gender Sensitive and Victim Centred Approaches to Trafficking in Persons

The eLearning introductory training course on gender sensitive and victim-centred approaches is a prerequisite for participating in this advanced training course. This training focuses on deepening frontline responders’ knowledge, skills, and practical application of gender sensitive, and victim centred approaches. Download Pdf

ASEAN Do-No-Harm Guide, Capacity Enhancement of Frontline Responders in Countering Trafficking Using Victim-Centred and Gender-sensitive Approaches

Frontline responders play a key role in combating and supporting victims of human trafficking. They are often the first contact point for victims of trafficking during the identification process. They also support the acute and long-term protection, health, shelter, recovery and rehabilitation needs of the victims. Frontline responders and support persons play an important role […]

Protection of child rights in the ASEAN justice system in response to trafficking in persons

Children are amongst the most vulnerable group to be trafficked, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their exposure to severe exploitation due to school closures and increased economic hardship. Children who come into contact with the justice system or support service agencies, either as victims, witnesses, suspected offenders, on arrest, during trial, or in detention, […]

Guidebook for Monitoring Gender-Sensitive and Victim-Centred Approaches to Trafficking in Persons

ACWC has developed this Guidebook to provide ACWC, AMS, organisations, entities and other key CTIP stakeholders with tools to support self-assessment and reporting about their progressive adoption of the recommendations of the three guidelines above and delivery of its stated goal. Engagement with this Guidebook document is encouraged but not mandated. Download Pdf

ASEAN Gender Outlook

This report is the result of the collaborative efforts and partnership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), ASEAN Secretariat, and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). Download Pdf