Citizen News Service, one of Mulat Pinoy‘s partners for the social media coverage of #7APCRSHR, was on hand during the conference to provide its own coverage of sessions. CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla and correspondent Swapna Majumdar wrote several articles, which were disseminated through extensive international media outlets: Asian Tribune; The Island, Sri Lanka; Weekly Blitz, Bangladesh; Asian Sentinel; South Asian Mail; Pakistan Christian Post; Brunei Times, Brunei Darussalam; Modern Ghana News; World News Network (WNN); Elites TV, USA; Bihar and Jharkhand News Service (BJNS); Media For Freedom, Nepal; News Blaze, USA; The Mangalorean; OpEdNews, among others.
The articles were also disseminated through the official conference twitter handle, the conference blog, CNS social media channels, and other platforms such as ITPC, SEA-AIDS listserv, and so on.
The articles may be found here:
Break the silence around cancer
‘Change the Girl’s Journey and Change the World’
Using social media to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights
Long road to justice and equality for LGBTI people
One visit and vinegar diagnosis for cervical cancer
Despite challenges, reproductive and sexual health services reach many in need
Laws mirror moral values of ‘colonial era’, not SRHR reality!
‘Miles to go’ before we achieve universal access to SRHR services
‘Sexual and reproductive health issues do not exist in isolation’
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Can Transform Women’s Health
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A distant reality?
The official text of “The Manila Challenge: A Call to Achieve SRHR for All” has been released! The complete statement can be downloaded here:
7th APCRSHR – The Manila Challenge
The concluding paragraph of the statement sums up the message as follows:
“This is a world of conflict, crisis, and persistent inequality and it is common for governments to cite other priorities ahead of SRHR. Missions of rescue, rehabilitation, and programs of development must address SRHR as core elements, without which all other investments are diminished. For this reason, We CHALLENGE all governments, civil society organisations, and religious institutions to demonstrate respect for SRHR by acknowledging SRHR needs of all people in all contexts now and into the future.”
Learn more about how countries in the region are addressing these issues and more at the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights. Like 7th APCRSHR on Facebook, follow @7thapcrshr on Twitter, and check out the official website for announcements! #7APCRSHR #MulatPinoyPH
See you next week for the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights!
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The 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) will be taking place in the Philippines on January 21-24, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Mulat Pinoy-Kabataan News Network will be present at the conference as part of its social media coverage committee, producing material from the event’s activities for posting in online venues. Continue reading