ARROW for Change – The Right to Choose

The decision and choice on whether to have children, when to have them, how many children to have and in what intervals, belongs to and is the sole right of a woman. No woman should be forced to continue a pregnancy against her will or face life, health or legal risks as a result of […]

An Advocate’s Guide: Integrating Human Rights in Universal Access to Contraception

This guide, as the name suggests, is meant for use by advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at the country level. The guide uses the recommendations made to national governments in the publication “Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services: Guidance and recommendations” published by the World Health […]

post-2015 development agenda, finance and SRHR

Resource mobilization is a critical issue in the current discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 development framework. Proposed goals should be adequately resourced in order to be achieved across all developing countries. The outcome document of the 47th session on Commission on Population Development (CPD) states “Program of Action requires for its […]

adolescent and young people SRHR agenda central and eastern europe brief

In Central and Eastern Europe youth and adolescents aged 15-24 constitute almost 11% of the population, which means there are over 30 million young people in the region. Along with women, they remain the most affected by this situation and yet their needs and challenges are not understood, recognised and addressed – young people disappear […]

post 2015 development agenda: central and eastern europe

The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) which adopted a 20-year Program of Action. Additionally, the deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals approaches. The Post-2015 process is a unique chance to influence the future development agenda and ensure the visibility of sexual and reproductive […]

ICPD+20: reproductive health and rights in central and eastern europe

The 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) adopted a 20-year Programme of Action (PoA) with a broad mandate on interrelationships between population, sustained economic growth and sustainable development, and advances in the education, economic status and empowerment of women. The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Cairo Conference. It is, […]

women of the world: laws and policies affecting their reproductive lives

Imagine a world in which the laws and policies of every country allowed women to fully enjoy their reproductive rights. While this is still a distant goal, a confluence of factors has enabled women’s health and rights advocates to bring it into focus. The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the 1995 […]

gender and women’s health – annotated bibliography

Feminist theory and research on the sociology of human reproduction have historically been 1 bound together as each has developed. Yet recently, sociologists of reproduction and women’s health have lost sight of core debates in feminist theory. They still tend to work with the assumption that feminism is an internally coherent body of thought, despite […]