Dear colleagues, Please read below the announcement from ARROW about their new action-oriented bulletin on ICPD@15. Hope you find it a useful read. Best, NehaMessage 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2010View SourceDear colleagues,Please read below the announcement from ARROW about their new action-oriented bulletin on ICPD@15. Hope you find it a useful read.
Dear Friends and Networks,
We have the pleasure of announcing the publication of a new ARROWs For Change (AFC) issue, Vol. 15 Nos. 2 & 3 (“15 Years after Cairo: Taking Stock, Moving Forward in Asia and the Pacific”)! The electronic copy is available at the ARROW website www.arrow.org.my. The specific location is at http://arrow.org.my/home/images/publications/AFC/V14n2&3.pdf or http://www.arrow.org.my /images/publications/AFC/V14n2&3.pdf
This double issue of the AFC bulletin, with a lead article by Sivananthi Thanenthiran and Sai Jyothirmai Racherla, measures the progress of the ICPD PoA implementation five years before it ends, provides an analysis of the various factors that led to this progress (or lack thereof), and points the ways forward for governments, donors, international agencies, NGOs and the women’s movement.
Other highlights of the bulletin include:
• “Privatisation in SRHR: Glimpses from Some Countries of South and Southeast Asia” by Sundari Ravindran, which explores privatisation in three diverse settings (Lao PDR, Pakistan and Thailand) and the positive and negative implications of privatisation for equitable access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services;
• “Bogor, Indonesia: Decentralisation’s Promises Unfulfilled” by Atashendartini Habsjah, which examines the case of decentralisation and how it affected family planning services in a district in West Java;
• “Abortion in Malaysia: Legal but Inaccessible” by Rashidah Abdullah, which discusses the barriers to access to abortion services in Malaysia despite a liberal law, and recommendations to address these;
• “Missing in Action: Transgender People and Their Sexual and Reproductive Rights” by Neha Sood, which argues for the protection, promotion and fulfilment of rights of transgender people, and their empowerment to access these rights;
• “Sexuality Education in Thailand: How Far Do We Need to Go?” by Pimpawun Boongmongkon and Suchada Thaweesit, which speaks of the urgent need for a comprehensive, rights-based sexuality education that is available across-the-board in Thailand;
• “Youth SRHR in the Pacific: Deserving Urgent Attention” by Joanna Spratt, which provides a status report on youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Pacific region and recommendations to make expanded rights, choices and opportunities for young people;
• Monitoring articles from the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, Gaps and Gains ICPD+15: A Civil Society Review and LIKHAAN;
• Critical resources related to ICPD+15 and related issues; and
• Progressive definitions of key concepts related to the theme: reproductive health, reproductive rights, reproductive justice, sexual health and sexual rights.
Expert external readers for this issue include Pimpawun Boonmongkon, Radhika Chandiramani, Rosalia Sciortino, Rosalind Petchesky, Suchitra Dalvie, Sundari Ravindran, Terence H. Hull, Wassana Im-em, Wong Yut Lin, Associate Professor, Medical Education & Research DevelopmentRadhika Chandiramani, Rosalia Sciortino, Rosalind Petchesky, Suchitra Dalvie, Sundari Ravindran, Terrence Hull, Wassana Em‐eam and Yut Lin Wong.
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