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International Day of Action for Women's Health

  • Posted on- May 28, 2018
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International Day of Action for Women's Health is being celebrated today i.e. 28th of May 2018. The main aim of the International Day of Action for Women's Health is to raise awareness about the issues related to women's health and well being such as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

In 1987, the first International Day of Action for Women's Health was celebrated and this has been held every year for 20 years. It is a platform to emphasize on women's health and advocate reproductive and sexual rights of women.

With respect of time and year after year, women, girls, advocates and allies have continued to take part and stand up for sexual and reproductive rights for what they are: an indivisible and inalienable part of our human rights.

This year, sensing a little change in the status of women regarding reproductive health and rights, the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) is planning a re-launch of the campaign and call for an end to violence in all forms against women.

The success of the International Day of Action for Women's Health campaign can be gauged from the fact that it is recognized by various government bodies and agencies around the globe.

Examples of the successful of thousands of voices been sound together during International Day of Action for Women's Health day are the recognition of the International Day by different governments, agencies and civil society around the world.

Every year, Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) links with its members and partners on a call for action around a pressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issue. They are disseminated to all members and partners, some of whom then translate the materials into their working or local languages.

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