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ICPD ten years on; monitoring and advocacy on SRHR – asia-pacific (2004)

Published in 2004

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This overview is based on the eight country monitoring reports listed below and a regional NGO consultation of the ARROW coordinated project, “ICPD Ten Years On; Monitoring and Advocacy on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” funded by the Foundation, New York and NOVIB, Netherlands. It also draws on: eight NGO country reports to be […]

arrow for change – advocacy to bring down alarming rates of unsafe abortion

Published in 2003

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In Asia, unsafe abortion accounts for 12 per cent of all maternal deaths, higher than in any other region of the world with an estimated 38,000 women dying each year from medical complications alone. Half of the world’s unsafe abortions (10.5 million) took place in Asia in 2000. About 14 unsafe abortions occur for every […]

arrow for change – understanding men’s responsibilities in addressing gender inequality

Published in 2003

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Are we on the right road now in relation to understanding men’s responsibility in sexual and reproductive health? It is after all, the tenth year of ICPD implementation and next year, the ten year review of the Beijing Platform for Action. Continue reading arrow for change – understanding men’s responsibilities in addressing gender inequality at […]

arrow for change – quality health services for women

Published in 2003

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Women are rarely consulted and listened to on their experiences of health service, and their assessment of service quality. Furthermore, women’s feedback is not solicited regularly through systematic research. ARROW’s regional six-country action research on “Women’s Access to Quality Gender-sensitive Services”, found that this was the first time in each study site, that women clients […]

access to quality gender-sensitive health services

Published in 2003

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The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) is committed to supporting efforts in mainstreaming gender perspectives in health, population and reproductive health policies and programmes. One of ARROW’s strategies for policy advocacy is to build a body of knowledge on action research that focuses on analyses of health policies and programmes. ARROW therefore […]

annual report 2003 – promoting and defending women’s health and rights –

Published in 2003

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2003 was a very special year for us for many reasons but in particular because we celebrated our 10th anniversary in an event with our Board of Directors, Programme Advisory Committee and women activist partners from 11 countries. Over the course of the past decade, ARROW has become an organization which is recognized globally for […]

arrow for change – strengthening community participation and accountability in SRHR

Published in 2003

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Since the 1990s there has been renewed interest in community participation has stemmed from both the neo-liberal agenda of mobilising community resources due to cutback on social budgets, and the emergence of radical debates on rights of citizens to participate in policy decisions, monitoring and evaluation. In the sphere of health, the neo-liberal perspective is […]

arrow for change – eliminating violence against women through health services

Published in 2002

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Violence against women (VAW) in the forms of domestic violence, coercive sex, rape and trafficking in women, remains common in the lives of many Asian and Pacific women, seriously affecting their physical and psycho-social health. The prevalence of domestic violence, for example, ranges from 16 per cent in the Philippines to 67 per cent in […]

arrow for change – applying the CEDAW convention for the recognition of women’s health rights

Published in 2002

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arrow for change – risky business: women and occupational health

Published in 2001

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While economists and development professionals generally extol the benefits of industrial development, few mention the hidden costs of increased deaths and fatalities at work. Women are amongst the injured and dead as they have “enjoyed” the greatest rise in labour force participation, mainly in lowly paid, low skill manufacturing jobs. Increasingly women’s work is dispersed, […]