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 […]

Right to Sexuality: Intersections with Education, Employment, Law and Citizenship

This paper examines the intersection between sexuality and education, employment, law and citizenship. The fluidity of sexuality and its capability of affecting people in multiple ways means that there is a very real need for enactments and implementations of effective laws and policies that are inclusive and prevents violence and abuse. Access to rights-based Comprehensive […]

arrow for change – labour migration, gender, and SRHR

Migration and population mobility has become a permanent facet of a rapidly globalising world, and the Asia-Pacific region is no exception. In 2010, Asia accounted for 27.5 million international migrants, representing close to 13% of the total global figure of 214 million. Women constituted 48% or almost half of that On the other hand, the […]

women and migration: an annotated bibliography

Migration is one of the most universal human experiences. We have all moved or have known others who have travelled from one place to another, whether it was across small distances within a country or across larger expanses of space to a different continent. In the highly globalised era of the 21st century, advances in […]

international labour migration, gender, and SRHR – working paper

Population mobility and migration (see Definitions) have become permanent facets of a rapidly globalising world. Propelled by modern transport technology and communication systems, people from all regions of the world are moving at a much faster pace. Globalisation has changed not only the scope, but also the patterns of migratory movements, from traditional, more permanent […]

arrow for change – the health rights of migrant women

Current globalisation strategies, restructuring of economies through structural adjustment programmes and removal of protective regulations for cheap, temporary contractual workers favour migrant labour. Poverty, conflicts, environmental catastrophes, forced displacement and changes in production processes have increased migration. The demand for cheap, flexible, contractual and deregulated labour has also encouraged highly organised recruitment. The demand for […]