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3. ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (Terms of Reference) (2009)
(Adopted by the Ministers of the ASEAN Socio-Community Council, 22 October 2009)

1. Background

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1.4. At the 14th ASEAN Summit on 28 February – 1 March 2009, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the Cha-am Hua Hin Declaration on the Roadmap for the ASEAN Community (2009- 2015) which includes the ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC) Blueprint and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint that reiterate the establishment of an ASEAN commission on the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children as an important measure to ensure equitable development for women and children.

2. Purposes

2.1. To promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and children in ASEAN, taking into consideration the different historical, political, sociocultural, religious and economic context in the region and the balances between rights and responsibilities.

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5. Mandate and Functions

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5.3. To promote public awareness and education of the rights of women and children in ASEAN.

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