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ICPD+25: The Status of HIV and STI in Asia and the Pacific Region
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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.
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 […]
The world is seeing a resurgence of religious extremism at national, regional, and global levels, which renews the threat to many of the rights that would be achieved and concretised such as equality of women, of citizens who belong to ethnic and religious minorities, and of sexual minorities. Amid this troubling development, ARROW has published […]
Women Speak out About Religion and Rights is a compilation of personal stories by and from ten brave women. They have stood up against patriarchy and rigid interpretations of religion to reclaim their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Read on or listen in to our podcasts below to know about their tales of fortitude […]
Published in 2017
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 […]
While reproductive health services has been recognized as critical to intervention strategies in climate change as evidenced by the development, implementation and monitoring of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) in emergency situations, sexual and reproductive rights are recognised to a lesser degree, a growing trend in discourses on development. The recognition of sexual and […]
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 […]