APFSD Youth Forum 2021 Synthesis Report

ARROW developed a comprehensive synthesis report on the virtual APFSD Youth Forum 2021. This year, ARROW together with YPEER ,YouthLead and other partners, were able to bring together 500 participants from Asia and the Pacific who registered and participated actively in the forum to share experiences and provide youth-focused recommendations on the theme “Sustainable and […]

Asia-Pacific Youth Call To Action ahead of APFSD 2021

On 14th – 16th March 2021, 500 young people from the region created a Call to Action at the Pre-APFSD Youth Forum, held virtually over Zoom. This APFSD Youth Call to Action reflects their concerns and embodies their demand for sustainable, inclusive and human rights focused solutions for the Decade of Action. The theme for […]

ARROW for Change: The Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

Freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental human right. Captured within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights under Article 19, it is defined as, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without judgements, interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through […]

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 […]

Asia Network to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) Consultation Report

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 […]

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, […]

annual report 2018

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.

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 […]