Our first newsletter of 2021 finds us cautiously optimistic. As vaccine roll out begins across the region, concerns around COVID-19 vaccine equity mount, as most middle to lower income countries struggle with global north countries’ monopoly on vaccine distribution. Within various countries there are fears that access to equitable and universal health care is still low, particularly for marginalised and vulnerable populations and together with our partners we continue to advocate to address these inequalities. Read more here
In our last issue of the year, we are doing this a little differently as we take a look back on our highlights of the year. We take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of our webinars, online trainings, campaign and report launches – just to remind you where everything is in case you are looking for some holiday reading! Read more here
Our highlight for the third issue of the 2020 newsletter is the launch of our new campaign Every BODY Counts! Scroll down to read all about it and join the movement. Read more here
Our second issue of 2020 still finds us in the midst of COVID-19. Since our last newsletter we have worked tirelessly to adapt to the “new normal” and implement a digital approach to our advocacy and capacity strengthening. Read more here
The first newsletter of 2020 comes at a challenging time, when the world is responding to a fast-evolving new pandemic, requiring us to rethink the ways we work and the ways we serve our communities. Read more here
In this final edition of the ARASA Newsletter for 2019, we look at some of the highlights of the work that ARASA and its partners have done during the year through our two key strategies of advocacy and capacity strengthening. As always, it has been a very busy year for ARASA, especially as we fight to stop the space for civil society from shrinking in the region. Read more here
In this issue, we look back at 10 years of ARASA Country Programmes and give you a preview of a soon to be published report highlighting some of the successes of the programmes and the impact they have had on health and human rights in Southern and East Africa. Read more here
Welcome to our August newsletter in which we provide you with a snapshot of our activities in the second quarter of 2019. In April ARASA hosted the second Activist Meeting on Structural Barriers to HIV Prevention in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting brought together delegates from Southern Africa to review the progress made in addressing structural barriers to HIV prevention. Following the meeting ARASA launched a series of five policy briefs on structural barriers to HIV prevention. Read more here
In our first newsletter for the year we are so excited to share with you what we have been up to in the first quarter of 2019. ARASA has always been an organization that does its best to keep up with the ever-changing times, therefore we are proud to share our new strategic direction focusing on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Bodily Autonomy and Integrity (BAI). Read more here
As the year winds down, we are excited to update you on what we’ve been up to over the past few months. Our focus for much of the year has been on integrating the findings and recommendations of the 2017 external evaluation into the way we work while developing a Strategic Plan for the next few years. Read more here
We trust the year has begun on a high note and wish you a successful and productive 2018!
2017 was a period of reflection for us as we conducted an external evaluation of our work during the previous Strategic Plan period from 2013 to 2017 and implemented the recommendations of the evaluation during the latter half of the year. We also engaged partners and trustees in the development of our new Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2022, which will be finalised during the first quarter of 2018. Read more here
The ARASA team has been extremely busy over the past 6 months and we are excited to update you on what we have achieved since the beginning of the year!
In May, we marked one of the most important events in the ARASA calendar: the Annual Partnership Forum (APF) – which brought together representatives from the 116 ARASA partners to discuss progress and challenges faced since the previous Partnership Forum and identify advocacy priorities for the year ahead. Read more here