The 2nd Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health
Date: October 6-
Theme: “Moving into action: realizing reproductive and sexual health and rights in the Asia Pacific region.”
Indicates the need to link research and advocacy with implementation to improve the reproductive and sexual welfare of the people in Asia and the Pacific.
The plenary and parallel sessions revolve around the following sub-
Gender Approach to Reproductive and Sexual Health: From Rhetoric to Action
Sexual and Reproductive Rights
Sexuality : Meanings, Values, and Behaviors
The Changing Context of Sexual and Reproductive Health
Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Services/Programs
The conference was attended by about 1500 delegates comprising of activists, doctors, lawyers, parliamentarians and academics from around the region. A combination of plenary sessions, oral presentations, poster presentations, satellite sessions and field trips ran over the course of the conference.
A 7 point call to action for presentation to APEC leaders was created. These points “stressed the importance of sexual and reproductive health and gender equality for overall socio-