ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) Work Plan (2011-2015)

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    ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) Work Plan (2011-2015)
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    iv, 26 p. : tables
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    ASEAN, women, women's rights, ASEAN countries, development plans, development programmes, gender equality
Describes the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report, which defines gender equality as giving both men and women equal access to capabilities so that they have the freedom to choose opportunities that improve their lives . Outlines the evolution of ASEAN's institutional and legal framework related to gender equality, noting linkages and complementarities with other multilateral bodies such as United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Reviews past achievements and highlights future challenges for the situation of women's rights, equality and development within ASEAN. Points out positive aspects in female migrant work and political participation. Indicates problems such as maternal deaths, HIV/AIDS and violence against women. Explains the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) Work Plan, including its main objective and priorities. Highlights the Plan's interconnected conceptual elements, for example gender mainstreaming in other ASEAN programs, narrowing the development gap, and promoting social justice. Describes the Plan's monitoring and evaluation modalities. Contains recent data for each ASEAN member state on themes such as child sex ratio women to men ratio in employment age structure live births migration and urbanization and maternal mortality. Lists planned projects under the Work Plan for 2011-2015.


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