2005

annual report 2005 – promoting and defending women’s health and rights

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ARROW marked the year 2005 with a number of firsts for the organisation:

1. In January, ARROW saw the transition from the co-
founder and Executive Director of ARROW, Rashidah Abdullah, to the new in-coming Executive Director, Saira Shameem;

2. ARROW published and launched two critical publications this year – Monitoring Ten Years of ICPD Implementation: The Way Forward To 2015 and the Women of the World: Laws And Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives – East and Southeast Asia, which informed critical people as well as decision-making processes on the status of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the region;

3. The culmination of ARROW’s work in capacity building for monitoring at the grassroots level; taking this evidence to local, national and regional level advocacy; and all this based on the concept of genuine partnerships for advocacy; lead to the first Women’s Health and Rights Advocacy Partnership (WHRAP) high-level and very successful Regional Policy Dialogue in June;

4. It was the first time ARROW’s work in building partnerships lead to international recognition of not only ARROW’s capacity for coordinating joint advocacy interventions with partners, but that of a whole partnership that was conceptualised, established and coordinated by ARROW, when ARROW-WHRAP was selected as one of 200 organisations chosen internationally to speak at the United Nations NGO Hearing in New York, as a lead up to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) +5 Inter-governmental Summit that was held later in the year;

5. It was also the first time that a national level partnership that was established and coordinated by ARROW and aimed at building capacities for advocacy on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (Indonesian Reproductive Rights Advocacy and Monitoring Project

Vietnam

  • Centre for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP)

Indonesia

  • Aliansi Satu Visi (ASV);
  • CEDAW Working Group;
  • Hollaback! Jakarta;
  • Institut Kapal Perempuan;
  • Kalyanamitra;
  • Komnas Perempuan;
  • Remaja Independen Papua/Independent Youth
    Forum Papua (FRIP/IYFP);
  • Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia (PKBI);
  • Perkumpulan Lintas Feminis Jakarta;
  • Perkumpulan Pamflet Generasi;
  • RUTGERS Indonesia;
  • Sanggar SWARA;
  • Women on Web;
  • Yayasan Kesehatan Perempuan (YKP); 
  • YIFOS Indonesia

Maldives

  • Hope for Women
  • Society for Health Education (SHE)
annual report 2005 - promoting and defending women's health and rights

ARROW marked the year 2005 with a number of firsts for the organisation:

1. In January, ARROW saw the transition from the co-
founder and Executive Director of ARROW, Rashidah Abdullah, to the new in-coming Executive Director, Saira Shameem;

2. ARROW published and launched two critical publications this year – Monitoring Ten Years of ICPD Implementation: The Way Forward To 2015 and the Women of the World: Laws And Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives – East and Southeast Asia, which informed critical people as well as decision-making processes on the status of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the region;

3. The culmination of ARROW’s work in capacity building for monitoring at the grassroots level; taking this evidence to local, national and regional level advocacy; and all this based on the concept of genuine partnerships for advocacy; lead to the first Women’s Health and Rights Advocacy Partnership (WHRAP) high-level and very successful Regional Policy Dialogue in June;

4. It was the first time ARROW’s work in building partnerships lead to international recognition of not only ARROW’s capacity for coordinating joint advocacy interventions with partners, but that of a whole partnership that was conceptualised, established and coordinated by ARROW, when ARROW-WHRAP was selected as one of 200 organisations chosen internationally to speak at the United Nations NGO Hearing in New York, as a lead up to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) +5 Inter-governmental Summit that was held later in the year;

5. It was also the first time that a national level partnership that was established and coordinated by ARROW and aimed at building capacities for advocacy on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (Indonesian Reproductive Rights Advocacy and Monitoring Project

Morocco

  • Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF),
  • Morocco Family Planning Association

India

  • CommonHealth;
  • Love Matters India;
  • Pravah;
  • Rural Women’s Social Education Centre (RUWSEC);
  • SAHAYOG;
  • Sahaj;
  • Sahiyo;
  • SAMA – Resource Group for Women and Health;
  • WeSpeakOut;
  • The YP Foundation (TYPF)

Lao PDR

  • Lao Women’s Union;
  • The Faculty of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Health
    Sciences (UHS)

Sri Lanka

  • Bakamoono;
  • Women and Media Collective (WMC),
  • Youth Advocacy Network – Sri Lanka (YANSL)

Malaysia

  • Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia (FRHAM);
  • Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG);
  • Justice for Sisters (JFS);
  • Reproductive Health Association of
    Kelantan (ReHAK);
  • Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM);
  • Sisters in Islam (SIS)

Maldives

  • Hope for Women;
  • Society for Health Education (SHE)

Myanmar

  • Colourful Girls Organization;
  • Green Lotus Myanmar

Nepal

  • Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC);
  • Blind Youth Association of Nepal;
  • Blue Diamond Society (BDS);
  • Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA);
  • Visible Impact;
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC);
  • YPEER Nepal;
  • YUWA

Pakistan

  • Aahung, Centre for Social Policy Development (CSPD);
  • Forum for Dignity Initiative (FDI);
  • Gravity Development Organization; Green Circle Organization;
  • Indus Resources Center (IRC);
  • Idara-e-Taleem-O-Aaghai (ITA);
  • Rehnuma – Family Planning Association Pakistan;
  • Shelter
    Participatory Organisation;
  • Shirkat Gah;
  • The Enlight Lab

Philippines

  • Democratic Socalist Women of the Philippines (DSWP);
  • Galang;
  • Healthcare Without Harm;
  • Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities;
  • Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health;
  • Nisa UI Haqq Fi Bangsamoro;
  • PATH Foundation Inc. (PFPI);
  • Women’s Global Network for
    Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

Singapore

  • End Female Genital Cutting Singapore
  • Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

Mongolia

  • MONFEMNET National Network