Impact of COVID-19 On Young People in India

Pravah and ARROW in association with regional partners undertook an online study with 3304 respondents in India aged between 18-25, as well as focus group discussions, across groups that are central to the partners‘ programmes: young mothers from low income migrant communities, young people including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQA) youth, youth […]

Advocacy Brief: Access to Contraception and Abortion in Malaysia

This publication is part of a series of briefs produced by the Gender Equality Initiative in Malaysia. These briefs are intended to be used as advocacy tools by civil society organisations, partners and stakeholders to conduct advocacy on the ratification and implementation of core international human rights conventions and to encourage broad-based public engagement with […]

Affirming Rights, Accelerating Progress and Amplifying Action: Monitoring SDG3 in Asia-Pacific

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 […]

ICPD+25: Access to Contraception and Family Planning in Asia and the Pacific Region

2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit, and during the preparations that led up to it, saw a resurgence of the ‘population control’ discourse, and a strong push towards increased access to contraception. Although the demographic transition has been considered successful in the Asia-Pacific region, generally, most of the reduction in numbers, […]

An Advocate’s Guide: Monitoring Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

This Guide is addressed to SRHR advocates and seeks to facilitate advocacy to ensure that what has been achieved on paper translates into action on the ground, through monitoring progress on gender equality and SRHR and holding governments accountable. The Guide is divided into two parts. The introductory section provides a brief overview of the […]

Availability of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and Reproductive Health Services for Youth and Adolescents in Mongolia: Key Challenges to Policy Implementation

In the last 25 years, Mongolia has made important strides towards establishing a favorable legal environment for providing youth- and adolescent- friendly sexual and reproductive health services. The current state of reproductive health services is a clear example of the failure of the government to ensure adequate management and coordination of various mechanisms and integrate […]

Analyzing Data and Policy Trends in Adolescent Pregnancy and Contraception in the Philippines

The goal of this study is to assess the ICPD POA’s objectives and recommended actions that address adolescent SRH issues through the promotion of responsible sexual and reproductive behavior and the substantial reduction of adolescent pregnancy. Along these objectives, the Philippine government targets the following by 2022: reduce the adolescent birth rate (ABR) to 37–40, […]

Sexual and Gender Based Violence: A Monitoring Assessment against National Strategic Framework and National Action Plan 2014-2018 of Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Cambodia

This monitoring report assesses the progress that has been made with respect to those agenda items concerning gender equity and women’s empowerment in Cambodia. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) continues to be recognised as a prevalent and urgent concern in Cambodia. Thus, an evaluation of the implementation of the National Action Plan to Prevent […]