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 […]

sexuality: critical to addressing poverty and food insecurity (hindi)

Sexuality is a defining aspect of being human. How individuals choose to express their sexuality has ramifications on their health, well-being, participation in, and contribution to societal development (Hawkins, Cornwall, & Lewin 2011). While it holds the potential to tackle tenacious issues such as eradicating poverty and hunger, mainstream development discourse has largely ignored issues […]

sexuality: critical to addressing poverty and food insecurity

Sexuality is a defining aspect of being human. How individuals choose to express their sexuality has ramifications on their health, well-being, participation in, and contribution to societal development (Hawkins, Cornwall, & Lewin 2011). While it holds the potential to tackle tenacious issues such as eradicating poverty and hunger, mainstream development discourse has largely ignored issues […]

SRHR in the post-2015 agenda – policy brief

SRHR are an often vaguely-understood and overlooked component in development; yet their role is fundamental to achieving “sustainable well-being for all” in “the world we want”— two popular catchphrases in the post-2015 debate. Although SRHR proponents have been advocating for the full recognition of these rights for years, they have yet to be given their […]

food security, gender, and SRHR – key resources

Food sovereignty, including food and nutrition security2, along with sexual and reproductive health and rights3 are fundamental development issues, which until today remain a challenge across the region. Based on the 2014 UNDP Human Development Report, there are 2.2 billion people (more than 15 percent) living in multidimensional poverty4 across the globe who are more […]