Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

APWLD is a regional, women's rights network that initiates and promotes regional and international advocacy on women's rights and development.

Our purpose is to enable women in the region to use law as an instrument of change for the empowerment of women in their struggle for justice, peace, equality and development and to promote basic concepts of human rights in the region as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminations Against Women (CEDAW) and other relevant international human rights instruments.