Advocating for Reproductive Choices (ARC) is a coalition of civil society organizations working in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
The alliance was formed in 2005 to advocate for family planning programs and policy by leveraging on the strength of its members. Its main mandate has been to expand contraceptive choices, improve quality of care and ensure availability, accessibility and affordability of family planning services.
In 2017, ARC was appointed as the Civil Society focal point for India’s FP2020 country action plan. As an alliance ARC has had several achievements including its contribution to the successful introduction of injectable contraception in India.
It participates in fact finding missions, functions as a policy and media think tank and advocates with policy makers to ensure and implement a progressive family planning agenda in the country. ARC has chapters in five states: Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.