ARROW for Change: Disability Rights and SRHR

Women comprise three-quarters of people with disabilities in developing countries, with almost 65-70 percent of these women living in rural areas. Women with disabilities comprise approximately one-tenth of all women worldwide. Furthermore, WWD are at an added risk of violence, abuse and discrimination. Due to their gender and disability, WWD face intersecting discrimination on many […]

Reclaiming SRHR of Women and Girls with Disabilities (Bangla translation)

This is the Bangla translation of the manual Reclaiming SRHR of Women and Girls with Disabilities. This manual was developed as part of ARROW’s initiative, ‘Defending SRHR of Women and Girls with Disabilities’ with inputs and insights incorporated from regional experts from multiple disciplines whose contributions enriched the content of the manual. The manual aims […]

Reclaiming SRHR of Women and Girls with Disabilities

The manual Reclaiming SRHR of Women and Girls with Disabilities was developed as part of ARROW’s initiative, ‘Defending SRHR of Women and Girls with Disabilities’ with inputs and insights incorporated from regional experts from multiple disciplines whose contributions enriched the content of the manual. The manual aims to equip women and girls with disabilities with necessary SRHR […]

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 […]

Sexual Rights of Women with Psychosocial Disabilities: Insights from India

The current thematic papers looks at a new paradigm shift in thinking – and talking – about mental illness and psychosocial disability, shifting the focus away from the entrenched “bio-medical psychiatry” that puts emphasis on the pathology at the individual level, and instead into a  discourse that puts principles of autonomy, dignity and equality into […]

ARROW for Change – Women With Disabilities: Disabled, Sexual, Reproductive

The struggle for the rights of disabled persons have long been an arduous journey, fraught with pseudo-sciences and external factors such as conflict and poverty. People with disabilities are often subjected to discrimination and violence, and to a large extent are deprived of their right to live independently. Within this struggle for human rights for […]