ISG has recently performed a Mid-term Review of the ‘Regional Programme on Improving Women’s Human Rights in Southeast Asia—Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Southeast Asia Programme (SEAP) Phase II’ for UN Women. This programme focused on work with the justice system actors to use the CEDAW Convention to provide better access to justice for women by supporting countries in Southeast Asia in strengthening their accountability mechanisms to report on achievement of gender equality using the CEDAW Convention.
The MTR informed and provided guidance to the strategic direction of the programme, identified strategies that should be emphasized and those that are less useful as well as identified stakeholders showing the most progress in specific areas. The MTR findings and recommendations were developed so that UN Women, implementing partners, and stakeholders may create more effective programming surrounding protection and promotion of human rights of women and girls in Southeast Asia.
As part of this evaluation, ISG collected data from 10 Southeast Asia countries, both in-country and virtually, to fully assess the program.