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International Women's Health Day

  • Posted on- May 27, 2017
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May 28 is celebrated as International Day of Action for Women's Health / International Women's Health Day all over the world.

In 1987, International Day of Action for Women's Health / International Women's Health Day was announced to be celebrated on 28th May by Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR). Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide. After which every 28th May is being celebrated every year with performing various activities.

International Day of Action for Women's Health / International Women's Health Day is considered as a special day because it promotes women's health on a priority. This day is celebrated to gain women's health as well as remind to the Ministries of Health, ruling presidents, governors, parliamentarians, as well as internationals agencies and for-profit companies of their commitments to women's health and rights. International Day of Action for Women's Health / International Women's Health Day has been the platform for campaigning for advocating and advancing for the recognition of the concepts of sexuality, sexual rights and reproductive rights and health frameworks at national, regional and international level.

International Day of Action for Women's Health / International Women's Health Day is celebrated as a means to speak out on SRHR issues faced by women and girls all over the world and in terms of recognizing sexual rights in addition to reproductive rights, ensuring universal access to contraceptives and safe and legal abortion, as well as comprehensive sexuality education for young people, among other critical SRHR issues. The Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) is planning to undertake the re-launch of the May 28 campaign in collaboration with over 20 international, regional and national organizations, in an effort to mobilize women all over the world to demand the inclusion of their human right to health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, of which our sexual and reproductive health and rights are an integral part.

Around 30 years ago, the activist warned that the full realization of all women's SRHR remains far from being addressed, as "women's health" has often been reduced to a limited understanding of maternal health, overlooking the actual needs of all women in their diversities and in result significant challenges persist, in terms of recognizing sexual rights in addition to reproductive rights, ensuring universal access to contraceptives and safe and legal abortion, as well as comprehensive sexuality education for young people, among other critical SRHR issues.

In today's society it is more important than ever to denounce any attempts at curtailing women's rights, including our human rights to decide freely upon all aspects of our bodies, our sexualities, and our lives, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.

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03-02-2018 04:46 PM

Women's are the gift of God. They should be provided with equal rights and their health should be taken care.

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22-11-2017 07:32 AM

On this day, every body should promise that they will take care of women and women's health should be a priority.

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