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We May Develop Medications Effective Against COVID-19, but Can We Distribute Them Equitably?

Published in 2020

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate in the United States, concerns have been raised that persons of lower socioeconomic status, especially in urban environments, may be at greater risk of complications. Getting medications to this group, however, highlights additional disparities that must be addressed for there to be meaningful chance that these medications can help […]

Rethinking COVID-19 Vulnerability: A Call for LGTBQ+ Im/migrant Health Equity in the United States During and After a Pandemic

Published in 2020

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To advance health equity during a novel communicable disease outbreak, public health practitioners must continue to be attentive to social and political circumstances that inform poor health. Such efforts are especially needed for populations who are exposed to numerous social and political factors that structure health inequity, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise-queer […]

Affirming Rights, Accelerating Progress and Amplifying Action: Monitoring SDG3 in Asia-Pacific

Published in 2020

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This brief is part of ARROW’s mission towards monitoring the progress of government commitments towards Agenda 2030 in relation to women’s health and wellbeing, in particular around universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. It draws on secondary data to provide a comparison and measure progress pertaining to women’s health across 19 countries […]

Affirming Rights, Accelerating Progress and Amplifying Action: Monitoring SDG5 in Asia-Pacific

Published in 2020

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This regional brief sheds light on the progress made by countries in the Asia-Pacific region on a set of key transformative gender equality targets and indicators linked to the SDG 5, and identifies the challenges in achieving our commitments including key data gaps that need urgent attention to realise gender equality for women and girls […]

Self-Managed Abortions: SAIGE Technical Guidance Paper

Published in 2020

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This paper focuses on education and information sharing about medical abortion with pills which involves use of a drug or combination of drugs to terminate pregnancy. Self-Managed Abortion (SMA) occurs when a person chooses to perform their own abortion outside a medical setting. The many reasons for opting for self-managed abortion could be because of […]

Key Findings Report: Online Youth Survey Ahead of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 2020

Published in 2020

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As part of the on-going consultations on the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific Region, on 27 March 2020, The Asia Pacific Resource and Research Centre for women, YPEER and Youth Lead conducted an online survey which included regional and national young representatives and respondents from the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 2020 […]

Centring sexual and reproductive health and justice in the global COVID-19 response

Published in 2020

Source: The Lancet

Global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are converging with pervasive, existing sexual and reproductive health and justice inequities to disproportionately impact the health, wellbeing, and economic stability of women, girls, and vulnerable populations. This comment piece highlights the importance of a sexual and reproductive health and justice framework for monitoring and addressing the inequitable gender, health, and social […]

COVID-19 Could Condemn Women To Decades of Poverty: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s and Girls’ Economic Justice and Rights

Published in 2020

Source: Care International

This study reveals how the global pandemic is having a real and immediate economic impact on women in the developing world. The policy brief recommends that national governments, international and regional decision makers, business partners, and the private sector must prioritise women and girls in socio-economic crisis responses. 

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

Published in 2020

Source: UNFPA

This newly-released research by UNFPA analyses how the COVID-19 pandemic could critically undermine progress made towards achieving these goals: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending gender-based violence including harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and ending all preventable maternal deaths.

Our Response: At the Nexus of Human Rights, Women, LGBTIQ, and Health in the COVID-19 Humanitarian Response 

Published in 2020

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Sexual and gender minorities are already experiencing various levels of oppression and discrimination and these are further exacerbated during the CoVid-19 pandemic. This document provides some of the salient points from the dialogue organised by Youth Voices Count (YVC), the United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth (UN MGCY), Asian Youth Peace Network (AYPN), […]

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