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Violence Within Marriage Among Young People in Tamil Nadu

Published in 2017

Source: International Institute for Population Sciences, Population Council.

While several studies in India have highlighted the widespread prevalence of physical and sexual violence within marriage, little is known about violence within marriage among young people and the health consequences of these experiences for young women. This policy brief documents the perceptions of married young people in Tamil Nadu on wife beating, the magnitude […]

ARROW for Change Supplement – Truly Leaving No One Behind: Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All in Nepal

Published in 2017

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This supplement to ARROW for Change vol. 21 no. 1, 2015 focuses on the new advocacy opportunities in Nepal for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) – a critical issue in the country – which are provided by the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The paper […]

ARROW for Change: Gender, SRHR and the Post-2015 Agenda (Nepali)

Published in 2017

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The process to formulate the post-2015 development agenda was unleashed upon the world in early 2013. In order to create an ambitious new global development agenda— which will influence national development strategies, global discourse, and purportedly, to be so transformational as to ‘leave no one behind’—governments, NGOs, civil society stakeholders, UN agencies and inter- governmental […]

National Report: Egypt – Bodily Integrity in the Family System in Egypt: Perspectives from young people

Published in 2017

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The current paper explores the concept of “Bodily Integrity” for young Egyptian women and men primarily within the family system and the effect of religious fundamentalism and social conservatism discourse that seeks to limit the control of young women and men over their bodies and rarely hold parents accountable for harmful practices. Due to traditional […]

National Report: Indonesia – The Influence of Conservative Religious Interpretations on Child Marriage in West Java and East Java

Published in 2017

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This study focuses on the impact of child marriage and the actors that enables the practice, mainly the religious actors who uses their religious interpretations as justification. The complex interweaving of culture and religion in Indonesia further muddles the situation, enabling the larger conservative Islamic groups to preserve the law that stipulates the minimum age […]

Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage: SRHR as Central to the Solution

Published in 2017

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Child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM), otherwise commonly known as “child marriage”, has been a contentious subject for many, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. All of the things CEFM represents – lack of free, full, and informed consent, limitation of bodily integrity and the enjoyment of childhood – has long been part and parcel of […]

ARROW for Change – SRHR in the Era of the SDGs

Published in 2017

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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); […]

Coming of Age in the Classroom: Religious and Cultural Barriers to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Published in 2017

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The current paper examines the issues and challenges facing the increasingly larger youth population of the world, especially those pertaining their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). As young people face legacy problems such as vulnerability to disease, female genital mutilation and early and child marriage, normative assumptions about […]

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Key to Building Disaster Resilience

Published in 2017

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While gender discourses have drawn global attention to the differential impact of disasters on men and women, sexual and reproductive rights have largely been missing from scholarships, plans and practices in disaster management. The current regional brief presents evidence on the links between SRHR and disasters, and the importance of an inclusive and rights-based approach […]

Women’s Health and Climate Change

Published in 2017

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With 45% of the world’s natural disasters occurring in the Asia-Pacific in the last three decades, the region houses 65% of world total casualties by natural disasters. Due to its vulnerability to floods, cyclones, earthquakes, drought, storms, and tsunamis, the long-term effect of climate change needs to be studied now more than ever to build […]

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