Key Findings Report: Online Youth Survey Ahead of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 2020
Our Response: At the Nexus of Human Rights, Women, LGBTIQ, and Health in the COVID-19 Humanitarian Response
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Published in 2020
Sexual and gender minorities are already experiencing various levels of oppression and discrimination and these are further exacerbated during the CoVid-19 pandemic. This document provides some of the salient points from the dialogue organised by Youth Voices Count (YVC), the United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth (UN MGCY), Asian Youth Peace Network (AYPN), […]
This report is the result of a five-month consultation with activists, CSOs, researchers and survivors of FGM/C from across the Asia region. Activists and stakeholders have called for greater political will to end FGM/C, including legislation and its implementation and enforcement, as well as broad awareness raising, direct work with affected communities, and work to […]
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, […]
Published in 2019
2018 was a tumultuous year to say the very least with tensions and struggles between the left and the right in both the US and the UK. But 2018 also was the year when citizens made powerful stands against unfettered power.
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 […]
On 21-23 March, youth advocates and youth-serving organisations from the region convened in Bangkok for the Pre-APFSD 2019 Youth Forum, which continues the discussion from last year’s Youth Forum, focusing on the implementation of the Agenda 2030 in Asia-Pacific. This call to action echoes the voices, concerns and demands which were discussed over three days. […]
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 […]
Published in 2018
In 2017, we stepped up our advocacy and responded effectively to the new threats and re-energised our work with a new strategic plan from 2017-2021.
The brief aims to look at how the goals under review (Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17) at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2018, affect women’s health, in particular their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), in Asia within the context of climate change. For each goal, the narrative covers: (i) […]
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 […]