Intercontinental Alliance of Women´s Networks in Law and Development
  • Fostering feminist political- legal actions and just development across Latin America, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions
  • Fostering feminist political- legal actions and just development across Latin America, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions
  • Fostering feminist political- legal actions and just development across Latin America, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions
  • APWLD

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    It was developed from dialogues among Asia Pacific women lawyers, social scientists and activists,which began at the 1985 Third World Forum on Women, held in Nairobi, Kenya. The participants recognized that while Law is used as an instrument of state control over resources, rights and even women’s bodies, it can also be used to bring up political and socio-economic changes in our societies.


    In 1986, women-delegates from across Asia met in Tagaytay, Philippines to discuss the most pressing socio-legal issues facing women and to explore possible areas of collaborative action. The outcome of this meeting was the formation of APWLD, and set up a Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Secretariat was relocated in Chiangmai, Thailand in October 1997.


    APWLD empowers women in the region to use Law as an instrument of change for equality, justice, peace and development.
    APWLD uses research, training, advocacy and activism to claim and strengthen women’s human rights as enshrined in UN international human rights instruments.

  • CLADEM

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    Their beginnings go back to the Third World Conference on Women United Nations (Nairobi, 1985), where the need to articulate strategies regionally was observed, since the problems of women were similar and therefore working together could enhance the incidence.
    Thus, in order to unite our efforts to improve the status and socio-legal status of women in Latin America, it is the July 3, 1987 in San José, Costa Rica and in 1989 was made the legal constitution in Lima, Peru.


    CLADEM is a feminist network that works to contribute towards the full enforcement of women’s rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, using Law as a tool of change.
    CLADEM is a regional organization that articulates individuals and feminist organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. From a juridical/political approach, it seeks to contribute to the social transformation and to the construction of radical democracies, from an intersectional perspective recognizing cultural, ethnic/racial, sexual and social diversities for the full exercise and enjoyment of women’s human rights.

  • FIDA Kenya

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    It is was formed in 1985 after the third UN Conference on women held in Nairobi as an organizations affiliated to the International Federation of Women Lawyers.


    FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, women led organization registered in Kenya that has for the past twenty six years earned a reputation as fearless women rights defenders and international recognition in the area of women rights advocacy. Its vision is to promote a just society, free from all forms of discrimination against women. Its Mission is to ensure the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women regardless of gender, sex, class, health status, disability etc.

  • WILDAF

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    WILDAW has the mission to empower women, increasing their participation and impact in the community at local and international levels, promoting and strengthening strategies that can incorporate a Law and Development perspective.