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Women`s Legal and Human Rights Bureau Mission

[2] Civil society organizations (CSOs) that focus on crime prevention or provide legal assistance, health care, economic opportunities and other forms of support to women (including ex-prisoners, e.g. reintegration programmes) UN Women, based on the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, committed to eliminating discrimination against women and girls; women`s empowerment; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, peace and security. “Engage in feminist legal advocacy; We have a vision of a transformed, self-determined Filipino society that enjoys the same status as other societies, where people are able to achieve their holistic and social achievements. While there is a global trend to take legislative action to implement obligations under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), women and girls still face many obstacles in upholding their legal rights and holding justice systems to account. Part of our work is building capacity to contribute to the CEDAW reporting process, but we go much further. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is not only a mechanism, but also a theoretical and practical framework for change. With near-universal ratification, it represents the authoritative international legal framework for women`s human rights. At the heart of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is a radical vision: the recognition of underlying patriarchal forms of discrimination, which have different manifestations but are based on stereotypes that perpetuate the subordination of women, exacerbated by various forms of intersectional discrimination. The CEDAW framework calls for a radical transformation of society to eliminate structural discrimination that perpetuates gender inequalities. The framework makes sense and develops through the work of feminists and human rights defenders.

Taken together, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is a valuable tool for advocacy and movement-building. The Women`s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) is a feminist legal non-governmental organization of women`s rights activists. They are professionals in the various disciplines of law and social sciences, social work and community development who address women`s issues and concerns. policies and programmes on the rights and interests of Filipino women; information, education and communication campaigns to raise public awareness and take action in favour of women; training and research with other women`s groups on women`s rights; Alternative feminist lawyer We have the vision of a transformed and self-determined Philippine society that enjoys the same status as other societies, where people are able to achieve their integral and comprehensive human development through the democratic sharing and sustainable management of economic resources and the enjoyment of human rights and freedoms and respect for diversity, balance and inclusion. The project “Improving Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the Gap between Formal and Informal Systems by Empowering Women” (2018-2023) is generously supported by the Swedish Government. The overall objective of the project is to improve access to justice for women in formal and informal systems in Asia and the Pacific and to bridge the gap between these systems by empowering women and reducing gender bias. To achieve this goal, project partners – UN Women, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and OHCHR – focus on the following results: (1) national laws are adopted and court decisions are in line with international human rights laws and standards, including CEDAW; (2) Gender-based discriminatory attitudes and stereotypical attitudes towards women on the part of formal and informal justice providers need to be addressed; and (3) women`s community-based organizations and women`s community-based organizations are empowered and well positioned to facilitate, document and monitor interactions with formal and informal justice donors, and their resilience is strengthened to build a just and sustainable future. UN Women partnered with the Partnership of Philippine Support Services Agencies (PHILSSA) to implement one of its projects to promote legal literacy in the communities of Quezon City and Davao City.

The project aims to 1) raise awareness of women`s rights among women and communities and 2) increase women`s participation and representation in promoting women`s access to justice in formal and informal justice systems. Project activities include community organizing, paralegal training, research, stakeholder engagement and political advocacy. Through our work, WHRI supports a dynamic cycle of knowledge mobilization. Far from being static, the practice of women`s human rights is constantly evolving and growing as social knowledge changes and more women claim their rights. The three main areas of our work are developing and integrating with each other to support this process: Our current challenge is to strategically broaden our focus on women`s economic, social and cultural rights. WLB strives to maximize the profits made by women in areas such as the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and other UN agencies and international organizations. Our MISSION is to actively engage in feminist legal representation with women`s social movements, other progressive social movements and communities to transform society by engaging the law, legal system and its institutions to support women`s dignity, rights and leadership for the achievement of justice and development. [1] Community leaders such as the Lupong Tagapamayapa or the pacification committee, perpetrators of violence against women, social workers, prosecutors (PAO), private lawyers, police, prison guards, judges, etc. Founded in 1990, WLB has been involved in feminist legal representation and development work – pursuing policies and programs that defend the rights and interests of Filipino women, conducting information and educational communication campaigns to raise public awareness and intensify action on women`s issues, Conduct training and research with other women`s groups to build knowledge and skills for stronger campaigns and advocacy for women`s rights. and the promotion of feminist activists to defend and promote women`s rights. Through our work, we support knowledge building and knowledge mobilization for strategic advocacy at the local and transnational levels, promoting the goals of local, national and regional women`s organizing, while contributing to the continued growth and expansion of women`s human rights standards from an intersectional feminist framework. We represent a vision of women`s human rights that is inclusive and holistic, focused on creating alternatives to patriarchal paradigms that perpetuate countless forms of discrimination and contribute to the progressive instrumentalization and destruction of the land.

Child Rights Governance/WLB is engaged in monitoring and reporting on the implementation of various human rights instruments; strong political advocacy at regional, national and local levels; has expertise in women`s rights and gender mainstreaming; Experience in development cooperation with other civil society groups. Support UN Women in programmatic outreach and networking initiatives (including formal and informal justice service providers[1] and other actors[2]) to promote and protect WICL`s rights and facilitate their access to justice Preparation of comprehensive written progress reports for submission to UN Women The goal of our work is to offer holistic training and education programs, and build capacity to participate in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and women`s human rights. from the perspective of a feminist activist. Our programs balance theoretical and applied knowledge, integrate an action planning process and use feminist methods that promote self-awareness, solidarity building, collaborative leadership and skills, knowledge of transnational feminist organizing historically and currently, and center an in-depth reading of CEDAW as a living tool. Since 2004, the Women`s Human Rights Institute (WHRI) has been building the capacity of women human rights defenders to take leadership action and bring about change at local, national and international levels through a human rights framework for women.

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