ICPD + 20: Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Asia Pacific


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2014 marked the twentieth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action, one of the landmark consensus documents, in which governments agreed to and signed off on commitments towards improving women’s sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. Monitoring government achievements and performance is a critical way of holding governments and development stakeholders accountable to those international commitments. ARROW and partners have been involved in monitoring work at community, national and regional levels across the Asia-Pacific and the Global South.

ARROW has consistently monitoring the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action at the +5, +10 and +15 intervals. For the ICPD+20, with support from regional networks and donors, they upscaled their efforts and replicated the monitoring work across the Global South regions – Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Carribbean, Africa, Middle East & North Africa and Asia-Pacific. For the Asia-Pacific region, the monitoring was done by ARROW, while in the other regions the monitoring was done in partnership with relevant regional networks. The aim was to show the evidence around the critical need for the continued sustenance of the sexual and reproductive health and rights agenda across the Global South.

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