As governments negotiate on a transformative post-2015 development agenda, ARROW is one of many civil society actors advocating for the inclusion of universal access to SRHR in the sustainable development goals (SDGs). SRHR is inextricable from economic, socio-cultural and political rights and must be recognized as necessary ingredients to achieving gender equality and sustainable development.
In May 2012, ARROW, in partnership with GIZ and the UNFPA, convened two regional meetings. These meetings and resulting plans of action were pivotal not only in making us thinking about our own work but also a catalyst in thinking about intersectional work and growing our constituencies. They brought together different organizations and formed a political voice from the region on SRHR which helped kick-start our advocacy focused on the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals.
In our post-2015 advocacy, we call attention to the fact that SRHR does not exist in isolation: the full realization of SRHR for all being severely affected by the intersection of persisting inequalities and new and emerging issues. We also call for the post-2015 development agenda to not leave anyone behind, including marginalised groups.