ISG has recently performed a Final Evaluation of the ‘Regional Mechanisms to Protect the Human Rights of Women and Girls in Southeast Asia’ project for UN Women.
This project focused on regional processes and provided targeted support at national levels to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), representatives and civil society organizations in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. This evaluation aimed to assess performance, effectiveness and results, and provide broader learning and future directions for UN Women and CIDA in supporting ASEAN human rights mechanisms.
ISG assessed the extent to which the UN Women project contributed to the alignment of women’s rights concerns within the ASEAN human rights mechanisms, and provided findings and recommendations that can be used to inform forward-looking strategies and approaches to consolidate an understanding and implementation of CEDAW in the ASEAN region.
As part of this evaluation, data was collected from 10 Southeast Asia countries, both in-country and virtually, to fully assess the program.