Poverty, economic marginalization and exploitation render women more vulnerable to gender-based violence and pull women down in their uphill climb to fully enjoy their rights. Access to and control over land and resources remain a significant barrier for many women in Asia.
The APMDD stands in solidarity with women all over the world in raising their voice against all forms of gender-based violence and in calling for an end to the systemic discrimination, marginalization and exploitation that millions of women in Asia contend with every day.
APMDD is a regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks. APMDD believes in social transformation that is all encompassing and interrelated: it is economic, political, cultural and environmental and has class, ethnicity/race and gender dimensions.