Today, May 28th, is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health.
May 28th has been commemorated by gender justice and women’s health advocates and their communities since 1987 and this day of action remains a key element of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) movement building.
Today is about our universal rights, about our bodies and our lives. Together, we declare that women’s health matters.
Join OURs this May 28th in celebrating the International Day of Action for Women’s Health and stand in solidarity with activists and individuals worldwide.
What is OURs?
OURs aims to monitor, analyze, and share information on anti-rights initiatives threatening our human rights systems. Our goal is to strengthen the work of activists facing direct challenges to rights, especially rights related to gender and sexuality.
Resources and further information
This May 28th, OURs highlights a selection of resources for activists working on rights related to sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide.
Please share these with your networks, let us know of your key resources, and tweet using the hashtags #RightsAreUniversal, #May28 and #Womenshealthmatters
- International Planned Parenthood Federation – A SRHR Civil Society Guide for National Implementation of the SDGs
- Ipas – Advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls and young women: a focus on safe abortion in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- Ipas – Sexual violence and unwanted pregnancy: Protecting the human rights of adolescent girls and young women
- AWID, SRI, ARROW, WCC – The Impact of Religious Fundamentalisms and Extreme Interpretations of Religion on Women’s Human Rights
- Ipas – Protecting women’s access to safe abortion care – A guide to understanding the human rights to privacy and confidentiality: Helping advocates navigate ‘duty to report’ requirements
- UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) – General Comment on Right to Sexual and Reproductive Health: SRH indivisible from other human rights
- UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women – Report on discrimination with regard to health and safety
- UN Special Rapporteur on Health – Report on the right of adolescents to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health