What we do

Vision

A society in which Asian women live with dignity with sexual and reproductive rights and health fulfilled.

Goal

To promote, protect and advance women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health in Asia, by promoting access to comprehensive safe abortion services and by reducing unsafe abortion and its complications.

(Explanation: Access refers to all its components such as geographical, financial, sensitive, continuity of care. Comprehensive services include pre procedure counselling, full range of safe and effective methods, post abortion care and contraception, as well as emergency referral services as needed)

  • Objective 1: To increase the availability of evidence based and scientific information on safe abortion, including medical abortion and to facilitate its dissemination and use among members and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Objective 2: To increase the capacities of the network and its members to advocate and network for access to safe abortion as a human right.
  • Objective 3: To promote technologies and service delivery systems (to include mainstream and alternative) for safer abortion access.
  • Objective 4: To increase visibility of a right based approach to safe abortion at local, regional and global forums (physical as well as media spaces).

Value statement:

We believe that women’s rights are human rights and that gender equality cannot be achieved without reproductive and sexual rights, including access to safe abortion.

We believe in the right of all women to be empowered to obtain equitable access to reproductive services free of coercion, discrimination and violence, within a social justice framework.

We respect the diverse religions and cultural identities of the membership and find ways to work together in synergy.

We believe in the value of collaborative relationships with regional and international alliances to share and exchange and learn from their experience and be able to support efforts globally to move this agenda forward.