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Health Sector Response to Gender-based Violence – Case Studies of the Asia Pacific Region

Published in 2017

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

This report presents the findings of the Assessment of the Health Sector Response to GBV in the Asia Pacific region. The report first outlines some of the definitional issues related to GBV and why it is considered a public health issue. It then details the assessment methodology and provides a brief background of the Asia […]

Convention on The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for Youth

Published in 2017

Source: UN Women

Although CEDAW mainly refers to ‘women’, the Convention reflects a life cycle approach and countries are obliged to promote the equal rights of women and girls. The different forms and areas of discrimination that CEDAW focuses on are important to women of all ages, including girls and young women. This report highlights the important role […]

Global Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls

Published in 2017

Source: World Health Organisation

The global plan of action is meant to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multi-sectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children. It compels us to use our health systems to respond to, prevent and lead efforts to address violence against women and girls.

Facts and trends in sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific

Published in 2017


This fact sheet outlines the trends of sexual and reproductive health from 1991 – 2012 in the Asia Pacific region, with the policy recommendations to move forward.

Framework of Actions for the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014

Published in 2017

Source: United Nations

This report was prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/234. The Assembly, responding to new challenges and to the changing development environment, and reinforcing the integration of the population and development agenda in global processes related to development, called for an operational review of the implementation of the Programme of Action on the basis of […]

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and People with Disabilities in Low and Middle Income Countries

Published in 2017

Source: Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in low and middle income countries are one of the four priorities of the Dutch policies on development cooperation. This publication presents the facts and figures on the intersectionality of gender and disability in relation to SRHR issues. The key challenges are outlined with a recommendation on four […]

Reproductive Justice & Women with Disabilities – If/When/How Issue Brief

Published in 2017

Source: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

This issue brief highlights key facts on the reproductive justice and women with disabilities in the United States. The key areas covered include violence against women with disabilities, sexuality, compulsory sterilisation, sex education, reproductive health care and parenting.

World Report on Disability

Published in 2017

Source: WHO

The World Health Organization and the World Bank Group have jointly produced the World Report on Disability to provide the evidence for innovative policies and programmes that can improve the lives of people with disabilities, and facilitate implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which came into force in […]

Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

Published in 2017


The Incheon Strategy builds on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Biwako Millennium Framework for Action and Biwako Plus Five towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. This strategy will enable the Asian and Pacific region to track progress towards improving […]

Promoting sexual and reproductive health for persons with disabilities

Published in 2017

Source: WHO / UNFPA

This guidance note addresses issues of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming for persons with disabilities. It is intended for SRH experts and advocates within UNFPA and WHO as well as those in other development organizations and partners. Those who address issues of family planning, maternal health, HIV and AIDS, adolescents, and gender-based violence (GBV) […]

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