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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

ARROW for Change – SRHR in the Era of the SDGs

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opens the door for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda to move forward on the global stage; in line with recent developments, this edition provides an up-to-date primer on universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and universality of Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR); […]

Battling Barriers: Religion and Women’s Right to Contraception Services and Information

The current paper looks at the role of religious beliefs and practices on people’s reservations about the purpose, nature, and effects of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). These reservations and attitudes are often related to religious interpretations of gender, sexuality, ownership of the body, the family and its roles, and beliefs about when life […]

Understanding Catholic Fundamentalism in the Philippines: How conservative religious teachings on women, family and contraception are wielded to impede the Reproductive Health Law and other reproductive health policies

Philippines remains a Catholic state in practice despite being a secular state by proclamation; the Catholic Church has great power over Philippine politics and society in the past until the present, as manifested in the country’s moral values, way of life and behaviour in social and public activities. Catholic Fundamentalism in particular have opposed Sexual […]

Inclusive Families: Realising Gender Equality, SRHR and Human Rights

The definition of “family” has been constantly changing and evolving over the decades, with many types including single couple households, female-headed households, and polygamous family now present in modern society. However, the classical definition, the “traditional family” or “nuclear family” – which refers to a gender conforming unit comprising a heterosexual man and woman who […]