APFSD Youth Call to Action 2021: Sub-region (Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan)
APFSD Youth Call to Action 2021: Southeast Asia
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Published in 2021
The APFSD country and sub-regional briefs were developed through collective discussions and engagements between youth advocates at the APFSD Youth Forum on March 14-16, 2021. The Bangladesh drafting team consists of Mahmuda Samanjar (country facilitator) and Sufiya Khatun (rapporteur). Overall supervision was provided by the ARROW team.
The APFSD country and sub-regional briefs were developed through collective discussions and engagements between youth advocates at the APFSD Youth Forum on March 14-16, 2021. The Afghanistan drafting team consists of Fayeq Ibrahimi, Sayed Nasratullah Mussawy, and Fariba Aslami. Overall supervision was provided by the ARROW team.
On 14th – 16th March 2021, 500 young people from the region created a Call to Action at the Pre-APFSD Youth Forum, held virtually over Zoom. This APFSD Youth Call to Action reflects their concerns and embodies their demand for sustainable, inclusive and human rights focused solutions for the Decade of Action. The theme for […]
This technical guidance paper aims to provide a tool for advocates seeking to challenge criminalisation of abortion, including understanding how and why full decriminalisation can increase access to safe and legal abortion. Laws and policies play a critical role in determining an individual’s access to safe abortion services. The public health and social justice impact […]
In the third UPR Cycle, Malaysia received several recommendations on gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, access to comprehensive sexuality education and protection of women and girls from violence. Malaysia is urged to accede to relevant Optional Protocols and withdraw reservations to the Convention which hinder the rights of women and girls in Malaysia. The […]
This monitoring report provides findings of a baseline study in Malaysia to contribute to the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) concluding observations in Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Terengganu. Guided by the recommendations, the baseline report focuses on four […]
Published in 2020
Freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental human right. Captured within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights under Article 19, it is defined as, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without judgements, interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through […]
In 2019, ARROW consolidated the work that, historically, made us strong and branched out to new initiatives to sharpen our advocacy work. 2019 was also the 25th anniversary of Cairo, and ARROW worked with partners to hold governments accountable to their Cairo commitments across 13 different countries in the Asia-Pacific region through evidence and advocacy. […]
There are some 3.9 million girls aged 15 to 19 years who undergo unsafe abortions every year. Young women face unique vulnerabilities when accessing healthcare and safe abortion services even in contexts where abortion is legal because of their age and gender. The obstacles that many young women face in obtaining safe and legal abortions […]
This brief is part of ARROW’s mission towards monitoring the progress of government commitments towards Agenda 2030 in relation to women’s health and wellbeing, in particular around universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. It draws on secondary data to provide a comparison and measure progress pertaining to women’s health across 19 countries […]