ASEAN Commission to release report on women’s rights, gender equality (Jakarta Post, 29 April 2016)

ASEAN Commission to release report on women’s rights, gender equality (Jakarta Post, 29 April 2016)

The ASEAN Commission on Women and Children ( ACWC ) plans to release a report on women’s rights and gender equality this June, examining the progress and disparities experienced by Southeast Asian women in politics, education, health and the community. Datin Paduka Hjh Intan Kassim, Brunei’s representative to ACWC and chairperson of the human rights body until the end of 2016, said the report took almost three years of data collection by national researchers. In June, the ACWC will hold a special meeting in Bangkok to collate all the country reports into a single ASEAN report, charting the progress women have made as well as identifying areas where disparities still exist.