Asian Women's Human Rights Council (AWHRC)
Dec 1986, during a regional consultation. 1st General Assembly: 9-17 Dec 1991, Seoul (Korea Rep).
Promote and develop a critical and feminist perspective on human rights and development matters; understand and bring fresh insight into the reality of Asian women's lives of abuse, exploitation and violence which deny women their right to be human; foster unity among Asian women based on a common understanding of this reality and its roots; engender a sense of purpose and need for change through continuing dialogue among Asian women; foster solidarity and concerted action among women's groups, leaders and advocates in the region for effective promotion of women's human rights as integral in the struggle for the collective rights of people; call for reformulation of existing socio-economic, political and patriarchal systems in Asian countries as they continue to engender severe forms of exploitation, inequality and violence towards women.
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General Assembly/Regional Assembly (every 2 years). Council, composed of 15 members. Regional Secretariat, based in Bangalore. Another secretariat based in Manila (Philippines). Working Groups.
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