ARROW’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Database of Indicators uses an identified set of core SRHR monitoring indicators, that are internationally cross-comparable, measurable, and derived from credible sources.
These monitoring indicators measure progress/lack of progress towards the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action, implementation in the areas of reproductive health, reproductive rights, sexual health, sexual rights, women’s empowerment and health financing.
It contains data for 50 Countries in the Global South regions of Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and Northern Africa. The monitoring data in this database is inclusive of the regional ICPD+20 monitoring reports that ARROW and partners worked on.
What are SRHR Indicators?
ARROW has consistently monitored the implementation of the ICPD PoA and sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Asia-Pacific region since 1994, in cooperation with the national partners from Asia and the Pacific and from across the Global South regions. As a result of this work over the years, ARROW has accumulated the experience in developing critical SRHR monitoring indicators; a methodology of carrying out monitoring and advocacy around the ICPD Programme of Action, more specifically SRHR.
Who collaborated to make this happen?
The partners in this Global South partnership for monitoring and research around SRHR include Global South partners, with feminist, rights-based perspectives, including the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASTRA), Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and the World Young Women Christian Association (World YWCA). These organisations have a strong history in working on issues of SRHR in the respective regions.
An Advocate’s Guide: Strategic Indicators for Universal Access to SRHR
This guide was prepared to enable advocates to use data when advocating for universal access to SRHR at the national, regional and global levels. It is based on indicators agreed to by ARROW and some of our partners at the Strategic SRHR Indicators’ Workshop in 2013. It was produced with the assistance of the European Union.