The Asia-Pacific is an area of rapid growth and transition. The benefits and costs of development are, however, not shared equitably among the countries and peoples of the region. In health, and even more in sexual and reproductive health, poor and marginalised communities miss out on good quality treatment and services.
To address these and other equity challenges, there is a need to promote justice in and through sexual and reproductive health. This requires a rethinking of policies and practices to ensure that marginalised and disadvantaged peoples are placed centre-stage in the regional and national responses.
About the Conference
The Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) is a biennial gathering of civil society, young people, academia, government, media, private sector, and development partners from the region concerned about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The first APCRSHR was organized in 2001 in Manila and the succeeding seven conferences were hosted by countries across Asia.
The 9th APCRSHR will be held from November 27-30, 2017 in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. The conference expects to welcome 1,000 or more SRHR practitioners, experts and researchers from across the Asia Pacific region to share information and good practices for scaling up and/or replication, and to continue to expand and maintain relationships and alliances. It is an initiative of non-governmental organizations, but includes contributions from governmental and multilateral institutions.
Abstract Submission Deadline for the conference has been Extended to April 30th.