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ICPD+25: Older Women’s Health and Well-being in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2020

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While the absolute number of persons aged 65 or over globally in 2019, is projected at 703 million, Central and Southern Asia contributed to 119 million persons (17%), and Eastern and Southern Asia contributed to 260.6 million persons (37%). These demographic shifts have implications related to health, health care systems, health workforce, health care technologies, […]

Arrow for Change: The Right to Sexuality

Published in 2019

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Sexuality is one of the most central and defining aspects of being human. The WHO working definition of sexual rights states that all persons should have the right to the highest standard of health in relation to sexuality which includes access to SRH services; to seek, receive and impart information in relation to sexuality; sexuality […]

ICPD+25: The Status of HIV and STI in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2019

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There is an estimated 37.9 million (32.7 million – 44.0 million) people living with HIV globally in 2018. Close to 18% of these persons, or 5.9 million (5.1 million – 7.1 million) live in the Asia and the Pacific region, making the region home to the second largest HIV burden after Africa. Mirroring the global […]

ICPD+25: The Status of Adolescents’ SRHR in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2019

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The ICPD PoA acknowledges that adolescents have sexual and reproductive health (SHR) needs that must be addressed. It urges the governments to address adolescent SRH issues, including unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, through the promotion of responsible and healthy reproductive and sexual behaviour, including voluntary abstinence, and the provision of […]

ICPD+25: Reproductive Cancers in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2019

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This thematic brief seeks to anchor the morbidity and mortality due to reproductive cancers as a problem of social inequity and of unfulfilled rights of women in Asia and the Pacific. It reports on the burden of reproductive cancers in this region, and the lack of population-based registries and vital registration systems that precludes the […]

ICPD+25: Pregnancy and Childbirth-Related Mortality and Morbidity in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2019

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Maternal mortality continues to remain unacceptably high, in many countries in the world, including in the Asia Pacific region, and every day in 2017, approximately 810 women died from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. While progress has been made with a 38% reduction in the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) since 2000, with […]

ICPD+25: Access to Contraception and Family Planning in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2019

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2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit, and during the preparations that led up to it, saw a resurgence of the ‘population control’ discourse, and a strong push towards increased access to contraception. Although the demographic transition has been considered successful in the Asia-Pacific region, generally, most of the reduction in numbers, […]

ICPD+25: Access to Safe Abortion in Asia and the Pacific Region

Published in 2019

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Safe abortion is a necessary component of reproductive health services, though some parties continue to contest the issue. In the ICPD, Paragraph 8.25 speaks of the need to reduce the recourse to abortion through contraception; pre-and-post abortion counselling; where abortion is not against the law, such abortion should be safe; and that at the very […]

annual report 2018

Published in 2019

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2018 was a tumultuous year to say the very least with tensions and struggles between the left and the right in both the US and the UK. But 2018 also was the year when citizens made powerful stands against unfettered power.

An Advocate’s Guide: Monitoring Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Published in 2019

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This Guide is addressed to SRHR advocates and seeks to facilitate advocacy to ensure that what has been achieved on paper translates into action on the ground, through monitoring progress on gender equality and SRHR and holding governments accountable. The Guide is divided into two parts. The introductory section provides a brief overview of the […]

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