THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN)

  • Description

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Commission on the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) is an ASEAN regional human rights institution established in 2010. It is an intergovernmental commission comprising 20 representatives, two from each of the ASEAN ten Member States.

  • Activities in respect of Child Support

ASEAN is mandated to promote the implementation of international and ASEAN instruments on human rights, in particular, the rights of women and children. Therefore, the ASEAN Commission acts as an advocate on behalf of women and children, especially for those who are most vulnerable and marginalized, and encourages ASEAN Member States to improve their situation.

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