ARC - Advocating Reproductive Choices

The Core Group of Advocating Reproductive Choices (ARC) consists of members who have experience in policy advocacy or health work with a strong focus on contraception and maternal health. The members of the Core Committee at the national level are recommended and approved by the General Body of ARC.

The tenure of the Core Group is for two years and on rotation. After having completed the fixed period, the existing Core Committee recommends the new Core Group in consultation with the General members. The Core Group may be expanded in the interest of the ARC, if needed.

Role of Core Committee 

The Core Committee is mainly responsible for ARC’s programmes at the national level. It suggests a variety of well-defined activities, keeping in view current issues relevant to the coalition. In addition, the Core Group:

  • Shares information regarding the thrust areas and suggests measures to fill the gaps, if any
  • Looks into the needs of other members and fits in the skills of ARC representatives
  • Reviews the advocacy plans of ARC State Chapters and accords approval prior to initiating advocacy efforts
The Core Group of ARC meets once in two months, though the ARC Secretariat may also convene a meeting in an emergency situation to seek the opinion of ARC members on critical issues requiring immediate action.