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Sexual Reproductive Health services seeking behavior among Maldivian youth between the ages of 18- 25 years

Published in 2019

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Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs of young people remains a big challenge in the Maldives. This study explored experiences and perceptions of Maldivian youth aged 18-24 with regard to their SRHR needs and their health seeking behavior. Health care providers from the different health facilities such as hospitals, community centers, […]

Private: Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Malaysian Adolescents: How Far Have We Come?

Published in 2019

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This study was carried out via a strategic desk review, 14 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) involving 104 adolescents and 29 parents/teachers, and 4 In-depth Interviews (IDIs) with key informants from various ministries/agencies. The results from the desk review, FGDs and IDIs found that despite the milestones achieved by Malaysia in the area of sexual reproductive […]

Sexual and Gender Based Violence: A Monitoring Assessment against National Strategic Framework and National Action Plan 2014-2018 of Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Cambodia

Published in 2019

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This monitoring report assesses the progress that has been made with respect to those agenda items concerning gender equity and women’s empowerment in Cambodia. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) continues to be recognised as a prevalent and urgent concern in Cambodia. Thus, an evaluation of the implementation of the National Action Plan to Prevent […]

Closing the Gap: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Marginalised and Minority Groups in Vietnam

Published in 2019

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This review focuses on the SRHR of marginalised and vulnerable groups in Vietnam (people with disabilities, LGBTIQ people, female, male and transwomen sex workers, people living with HIV (PLWH) and elderly people) from the perspective of civil society organisations (CSOs). It is produced just prior to the 25th anniversary of the ICPD PoA and follows […]

Breaking the Barriers: Understanding Cancer Services, Screening & Treatment Available for Women in Fiji

Published in 2019

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In our bid to ensure that the Fiji Government remains committed and accountable towards the promises made in Cairo, the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) decided to carry out a research study that focussed on the state of cancer services, screening and treatment in Fiji because of the high prevalence rate of reproductive cancers affecting […]

National Report on The State of the Region Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: ICPD+25

Published in 2019

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Naripokkho and Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) together conducted a qualitative research to get a better understanding of government‟s commitment on ICPD goals to: Provide universal access to a full range of safe and reliable family planning methods and related reproductive health services from grass root level. The study tried to find […]

Access to Sexual and Reproductive Services and Youth Friendly Services Among Young Rural People in Khammouane Province, Lao Pdr

Published in 2019

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For many youth around the world, and especially unmarried young women and those marginalised by ethnicity or other markers of inequality, the right to reproductive health remains elusive. The objective of this study was to examine the access youth from ethnic minority populations have to basic sexual and reproductive health services. The study also sought […]

Leaving the Youth Behind: The Missing Demographic in Pakistan’s SRHR Policies and Programmes

Published in 2019

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Despite being a large part of the current demographic of Pakistan, youth’s access to health services, particularly those related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH), remains limited, and unsupported. While policy remains silent on their issues, social and structural barriers further exacerbate the lack of access to services, and perpetrate misinformation and myths related to […]

Identifying Barriers To Accessibility And Availability Of Safe Abortion Services Among Young Women In Makwanpur

Published in 2019

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Induced abortion is a global concern commonly experienced by women of reproductive age due to unintended pregnancy. Nepal legalised abortion in 2002 and started providing safe abortion services (SAS) free of cost, since 2016 from the certified government health facilities. But, more than half (58%) of the total induced abortion were reported to be done […]

Examining the Family Planning Programme in India: Findings from Civil Society Monitoring Initiatives between 2015-2018

Published in 2019

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The aim of this report is to examine India’s Family Planning programme; its objectives, its achievements, its failures against the ICPD POA, and to offer recommendations. A major part of the document seeks to bring into focus the results of monitoring efforts by civil society organisations in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, […]

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