APA UPDATE #10 NOVEMBER 2015


E-NEWS AND INFORMATION ON SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS

FROM THE SECRETARIAT

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the first of 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence - a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. Read more in a new blog post here.

FROM THE MEMBERS

FP NZ: Voices from the Pacific

Family Planning New Zealand International Programmes contacted 7 organisations from across the Pacific region, and talked with them about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to find out what change they most wanted to see. Find out by watching the 'Voices from the Pacific' video here.

MSI Australia: Sharing the Story of Daw Kyi Lay

A new blog from Marie Stopes International (MSI) Australia, shares the story of Daw Kyi Lay, 62 from Myanmar (Burma) -  living proof of the benefits of family planning. Twenty seven years ago she had a single interaction with Marie Stopes International Myanmar that changed her life for the better. Read more here.

FOCUS ON ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

PNG: Systemic Failures in the Response to Domestic Violence

Women and girls in Papua New Guinea are enduring brutal attacks from their partners, as government officials neglect survivors’ needs for safety, services, and justice, according to Human Rights Watch in a new report. Read the report here.

Meeting: Big Data and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Big Data and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development meeting will be held on 14 - 15 December 2015 at UN ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting aims to develop a shared understanding on the challenges, opportunities and current state-of-play of Big Data for sustainable development policy; and identify creative-solutions and strategic directions for action using Big Data to support implementation, follow-up and review of the Agenda 2030. Read more here.

GLOBAL NEWS, UPDATES AND RESOURCES

New Resource: What the SDGs Mean for CSOs Working on SRHR

This new paper published by IPPF aims to set out what the new ‪2030 Agenda‬ means for civil society organizations working on SRHR and how it can be used to push for progress at the national level. It details those targets that are relevant to our work, looks at how they relate to existing programmes and commitments and suggests ways to ensure that they are implemented. Read the paper here.

Global Cost of Gender-based Violence

When you think of gender-based violence, you may think of women abused in a refugee camp or conflict zone; you may think of a wife mistreated by her husband. However, gender-based violence seeps into all aspects of society, including the labor force—and it carries a high cost, according to a new blog post by Citizens for Global Solutions. Read more here.

WHO Chief Voices Concern over Impact of Trans Pacific Partnership on Vital Drug Prices

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has voiced concern over the impact the newly formed 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership will have on vital drug prices, as it could limit the availability of cheaper generic medicines in favour of patent holders. Read more here.

Women Deliver: Early-bird Deadline

The early bird deadline for registration to the 2016 Women Deliver conference is 31 January 2016. This 4th world conference takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May 2016. Read more here.


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