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SRHR in the post-2015 agenda (tamil)

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country profile on universal access to sexual and reproductive rights: lao PDR

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The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is a landlocked, mountainous and forested country and became a land linked country since 1997 as member of ASEAN, with estimated population of 6.6 million in 2012 (Lao Statistics Bureau, 2013), 59% of the population were children and young people below the age of 25 years. The majority of […]

arrow for change – food security

Published in 2014

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Poverty eradication, food security, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have been in the development discourse for a while now. However, discussions have been fragmented, and little effort has been made to connect this triad of issues. Moreover, discourses on addressing poverty and food security have also been mainly gender-blind, largely ignoring the […]

young people of asia: what is the status of our SRHR?

Published in 2014

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Young people make up nearly half of the global population, with approximately 88% living in developing countries.1 The Asia-Pacific region alone accounts for 60% of the youth population, amounting to approximately 750 million persons. In Asia, young people are heterogeneous, and have come from all walks of life. They are in-school and out of school, […]

post-2015 development agenda – SRHR for young women and adolescents in sub-saharan africa

Published in 2014

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In 2013, the total population of Sub-Saharan Africa was estimated to be 936.1 million1 and by 2015 adolescents and young people in SSA will constitute 19.6% (224.4 million) of the region’s population. Countries in in this region provide unparalleled opportunity for economic growth and development. However, the Sub-Saharan region faces serious political, economic and social […]

country profile on universal access to sexual and reproductive health: nepal

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Nepal is a land-locked country located at the foothills of the Himalayas. The country is bordered by India to the east, south, west, and China to the north. Nepal is rectangular in shape and stretches 885 kilometers in length (east to west) and 193 kilometers in width (north to south). The total land area of […]

ICPD+20 – status of SRHR in africa

Published in 2014

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The 20 year review of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action provides a unique opportunity to bring critical attention to adolescent and young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa. In a region where harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation and early marriage continue to violate […]

post 2015 development agenda: central and eastern europe

Published in 2014

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The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) which adopted a 20-year Program of Action. Additionally, the deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals approaches. The Post-2015 process is a unique chance to influence the future development agenda and ensure the visibility of sexual and reproductive […]

post 2015 development agenda – SRHR beyond 2014: opportunities and challenges

Published in 2014

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are integral to development. Sexual and reproductive health covers a wide spectrum of issues encompassing contraception, maternal health, adolescent pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDs to sexual and reproductive cancers. Sexual and reproductive rights include respect for bodily integrity, the right to choose one’s partner, the right to […]

country profile on univerasl access to sexual and reproductive health: philippines

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The Philippines is the 12th most populated country in the world with 98.4 M people in 2013 and growing at the rate of 1.7% per year. Many are young: 33% were 0-14 years old while 20% were 15-24, according to the 2010 census by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Urbanization is the trend, with 45.3% of […]

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