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In the year 1987, May 28th was declared as International Day of Action for Women's Health or International Women's Health Day. Since then each year this day is celebrated by women’s and health groups. Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) are working together to make this campaign successful. 

The main objective of this day is to raise awareness on the issues related to women’s health and well being such as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). It is one of the best platforms to remind everyone specially the government leaders and parliamentarians that the women’s health matters.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) include the following rights:

Right to:

  • Receive information on sexuality
  • Sexuality education
  • Choose their partner
  • Take  decision to be sexually active or not
  • Decide when  to have children
  • Use modern contraceptive methods
  • Access to  maternity care
  • Safe abortion and post-abortion care
  • Know about Prevention, care, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and infection

During the past years various issues have been addressed related to women’s health and rights such as:

  • Health care and medication facilities
  • To protect women from sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/ AIDS
  • Understanding on contraceptives
  • Safe and legal abortion facility
  • Improvement  in health sector and women’s health
  • Women’s SRHR

To know more on women’s health click here
 

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