ICPD+25: Older Women’s Health and Well-being in Asia and the Pacific Region

While the absolute number of persons aged 65 or over globally in 2019, is projected at 703 million, Central and Southern Asia contributed to 119 million persons (17%), and Eastern and Southern Asia contributed to 260.6 million persons (37%). These demographic shifts have implications related to health, health care systems, health workforce, health care technologies, […]

InterSEXionality: A Facilitator’s Guide

Sexuality is a central aspect of young people’s lives, and yet it largely remains taboo. At the same time, sexuality is very much political and beyond the personal, and sexuality intersects with various aspects of our lives, whether at school, at work, and at the policy level. Multiple intersecting factors are influenced by and influence […]

Redefining Peace: Interlinkages of Conflict, Gender, and SRHR

This thematic paper unpacks and examines the gendered impact of conflict on women and girls in Asia and on their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through a feminist lens. In situations of conflict women and girls’ experiences are often undocumented and they are made invisible at negotiation tables, resulting in a gender-blind approach […]

arrow for change – ground realities: women’s SRHR in conflict situations

This issue of ARROWs For Change explores the various dimensions (AFC) of the impact of conflict on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women in the Asia-Pacific region. It draws on diverse experiences of women across the Asia-Pacific and looks at the direct impact of conflict on women’s rights to expression and […]