“Historically, the Bangkok Regional Review meetings have provided more space for civil society than many other forums, with the negotiation opened to the observation of – and therefore are accountable to – civil society; women’s organisations and feminist groups. The annual negotiations at the CSW in New York, in comparison, are closed and as such much harder to scrutinise.
Yet, this year in Bangkok, it became clear that transparency and the space for civil society are now increasingly under threat.”
ERA Project Co-ordinator wrote this article for Broad Agenda. You can read the full article here.