Social monitoring
and analysis

Including Collecting data on SRHR issues and effects on gender based violence

What is the Caribbean

Observatory on SRHR?

The SRHR Observatory is an advocacy platform conducting social monitoring and tracking progress towards the advancement of integrated SRHR and GBV in the region while lobbying for improved programming as well as policy and legislative reforms.
The expected results are grounded by the core principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of leaving no one behind. These are:
Improved analysis of quality, disaggregated and comparable data on erand SRHR and different forms of VAWG used in line with international standards to inform laws, policies & programmes.
Increased quality engagement of civil society organisations (CSOs) leading to greater empowerment to conduct evidence-based advocacy.
Strengthened policies, legislative and programmatic linkages between family violence and SRHR in the region


Countries covered


Countries where

abortion is legal


States with laws against

domestic violence

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Guyana

LGBTQI+ persons face a range of unique challenges in relation to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Access to healthcare is one of the main challenges owing to healthcare providers being inadequately trained to provide nuanced services.
Joel Simpson of Guyana’s Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination shares his experiences in this regard and his hope for the future
Link between SRHR and GBV
There is a strong link between sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV). GBV can have negative impacts on SRHR by causing physical injuries, sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, and abortion.
Featured Publication
Men and Boys as Full Allies
What does being a man mean to you? Did you know that men and boys participate in the process of defining manhood in every society in the world? Yes, it is true that we are taught what a man does, and how he behaves in our daily lives by the culture in which we live through our families…
Latest Newsletter
Newsletter Issue 002
The Caribbean Observatory on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights team are very excited to share with you the 2nd edition of our Newsletter! For this special issue, we share a message from our CEO, meet the team, share our virtual knowledge platform invitation and more.

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