Our Health, Our Rights, Our Lives!Women's Health Matters

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, which for over 30 years, women’s rights advocates and allies in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement worldwide have commemorated in diverse ways. Year after year, women, girls, advocates, and allies continue to take action and stand up for sexual and reproductive rights for what they are: an indivisible and inalienable part of our human rights.

Now, at a time when women’s human rights, and, particularly, sexual and reproductive rights continue to be systematically violated worldwide, mobilization, both within and beyond our communities, remains essential in order to resist any rollback on our rights and advance sexual and reproductive justice for all. As the global geopolitical context threatens to become increasingly regressive, 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 sexuality, and our lives, free from coercion, discrimination, and violence.

This May 28, join women’s rights activists around the world in calling on governments and the international community to ensure a rights-based, just, and sustainable approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.