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Published in 2018
The decision and choice on whether to have children, when to have them, how many children to have and in what intervals, belongs to and is the sole right of a woman. No woman should be forced to continue a pregnancy against her will or face life, health or legal risks as a result of […]
Pakistan launched its family planning programme in mid-1950s. In 1990, the government launched a comprehensive Population Welfare Programme which became a major social action element in the provision of maternal and reproductive health services. Later, the government launched Family Planning and Primary Health Care programme (1994) and reached out to rural households through Lady Health […]
The current paper is the Indonesian translation of the Country Profile on Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRR), which looks at the challenges and issues on rights to access to SRH services, including contraception, comprehensive sexuality education, and legality of abortion amidst the diverse cultural and geographical background of the archipelago country.
Published in 2017
China is the world’s most populous country with a total population of 1.354 billion people by the end of 2012. China’s population continues to increase steadily even as the population growth rate has reduced at 4.95 per 1,000 people in 2012 down from 11.21 per 1,000 people in 1994. Concurrent with China’s ever-increasing population is […]
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); […]
This country study looks at the state of universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in Maldives, a country that consists of 1190 coral islands, 16% of which are inhabited. On paper, the country’s health policy and attitude towards (SRH) seem excellent; Maldives established a universal health insurance scheme (“Aasandha”) in January 2012, […]
This country report looks at the state of Vietnam, the world’s 14th-most-populous country, which has one of the most progressive legal framework in the region when it comes to sexual and reproductive rights (SRR). Aside from being among the first to sign the International Conference of Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action in 1994 […]
This country report looks at universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a one-party communist state with a population of more than 90 million people, 49.3% of which are male, and 50.7% female. It is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies; during 2010-2013, Vietnam has experienced a significant […]
Published in 2016
This regional profile is an effort to highlight indicators related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) across 15 countries in the region: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. ARROW came together with partners in these countries to promote […]
Political developments in Myanmar/Burma prompted ARROW in 2013 to undertake a small-scale scoping study to re-evaluate and refine its advocacy strategies for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and to strengthen partnerships for advocacy with civil society organisations (CSO) working on SRHR in the country. The study aimed to identify the status of and the […]