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The Asia Pacific Women’s Watch (APWW) is a regional network of women’s groups which:

monitors and collaborates with the United Nations, national governments and non-government organizations (NGOs) in empowering women and advancing their human rights. APWW is represented by five (5) sub-regions – Central Asia, East Asia, the Pacific, South Asia and South East Asia and is also joined by representatives of each of the three major international women’s networks: APWLD (Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development), Isis International and ARROW (Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Center for Women).


With the Mission of Gender Equality, Development and Peace, APWW aims to:


  • Monitor and lobby for Asia Pacific women’s perspectives to be included in international documents and processes;
  • Promote gender mainstreaming in all decision-making structures;
  • Disseminate information on good practices and lessons learned in advancing the status of women;
  • Build capacity in communication technologies, media strategies and lobbying;
  • Enhance women’s leadership in peace-making;
  • Advocate to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women;
  • Encourage sustainable rights-based development; and
  • Strive for economic justice for women.