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Ninth Press Release of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC)

Jakarta, 26 February 2013 - The Eighth Meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) was convened on 17-18 February 2014 at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. The progress of twenty four projects and activities under the ACWC Work Plan 2012-2016 was reviewed at the Meeting. To name a few, the ACWC considered the draft Guidelines for Handling of Women Victims of Trafficking in Persons, an outcome document of the Workshop on the Promotion of Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence in Trafficking Cases held on 3-5 February 2014 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Led by Thailand, “stop violence against women” public campaign posters, pamphlets, stickers and VDOs were produced for dissemination to ASEAN Member States to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November. Complementing this, a website was under construction for the same purpose and expected to be fully functioning in March 2014. Earlier on, the compilation of ASEAN best practices in eliminating violence against women and violence against children was published and launched by the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development of Malaysia on 12 December 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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By: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations,
When: 3/3/2014

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