beijing platform for action (BPfA)

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Arrow produce research data in support of evidence-based advocacy programmes

The research data for partners in the region includes our Southeast Asia Beijing Monitoring Project in 1997. We have also published a briefing paper that presented a summary on the progress, trends and lack of progress in the areas of SRHR, and recommendations to improve the SRHR of individuals.

Most recently, ARROW and partners engaged in the Beijing+20 review process in Asia-Pacific and advocated for the inclusion of universal access to SRHR in the post-2015 development agenda. These advocacy efforts included spearheading the young women’s caucus at the Asia-Pacific CSO Forum who released a statement calling for youth-friendly and non-judgemental sexual and reproductive health services, including comprehensive sexuality education and safe abortion services.

The BPfA is known as one of the most progressive blueprints ever for advancing women’s rights. It was the result of the Fourth World Conference on Women in September 1995 and made comprehensive commitments under 12 critical areas of concern. Two decades later, the BPfA remains an unfinished agenda as we step into the post-2015 development agenda.