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APFSD Youth Call to Action 2021: Indonesia

Published in 2021

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The APFSD country and sub-regional briefs were developed through collective discussions and engagements between youth advocates at the APFSD Youth Forum on March 14-16, 2021. The Indonesia drafting team consists of Trystancius S.M., Verli Ismail, Ika Nindyas R., Dicky Aditiya Kurniawan, and Naura Nabila Haryanto. Overall supervision was provided by the ARROW team.

Arrow for Change: The Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

Published in 2020

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Freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental human right. Captured within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights under Article 19, it is defined as, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without judgements, interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through […]

annual report 2019

Published in 2020

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In 2019, ARROW consolidated the work that, historically, made us strong and branched out to new initiatives to sharpen our advocacy work. 2019 was also the 25th anniversary of Cairo, and ARROW worked with partners to hold governments accountable to their Cairo commitments across 13 different countries in the Asia-Pacific region through evidence and advocacy. […]

SAIGE Technical Guidance Paper: Young Women and Abortion

Published in 2020

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There are some 3.9 million girls aged 15 to 19 years who undergo unsafe abortions every year. Young women face unique vulnerabilities when accessing healthcare and safe abortion services even in contexts where abortion is legal because of their age and gender. The obstacles that many young women face in obtaining safe and legal abortions […]

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 […]