International Day of Action for Women’s Health

2024 Call to Action

Mobilizing in Critical Times of Threats and Opportunities

This May 28 – International Day of Action for Women’s Health, organizations and activists mobilize, take action, and amplify demands for sexual and reproductive health and rights and justice (SRHRJ) for all through inclusive, accessible, and available SRH information and services! Demand the prioritization of SRHR in all development agendas, human rights conventions and treaties, and electoral agendas! Resist right-wing, populist, anti-rights narratives; resist weaponization of family and cultural values to undermine SRHR; resist despair that such reactionary forces aim to cultivate.

We are in a juncture of turbulent times characterized by wars, injustices, crises, and authoritarianism. However, the year also presents us with pivotal opportunities to demand global leaders to commit to a future where women, girls, and gender-diverse people’s SRHR is fulfilled, protected, and promoted. This entails ensuring that everyone has the power to make decisions about their own bodies and futures, free from coercion and discrimination. Commitments to the freedom, justice, and rights of all individuals must extend to ending genocides, wars, and conflicts.

Updates

Register now for A Fireside Chat with Maria Tanyag on ‘The Global Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health’

May 21, 2024

As we continue campaigning this May 28 – International Day of Action for Women’s Health, hear from Maria about the key findings of her book and listen to reactions from SRHR advocates from the Philippines, India and Tanzania and many more about the critical threats to our health and rights and the opportunities to ensure the centrality of SRHR and bodily autonomy in major global agendas.

2024 May 28 Call to Action: Mobilizing in critical times of threats and opportunities

May 14, 2024

This May 28 – International Day of Action for Women’s Health, organizations and activists mobilize, take action, and amplify demands for sexual and reproductive health and rights and justice (SRHRJ) for all through inclusive, accessible, and available SRH information and services! Demand the prioritization of SRHR in all development agendas, human rights conventions and treaties, and electoral agendas! Resist right-wing, populist, anti-rights narratives; resist weaponization of family and cultural values to undermine SRHR; resist despair that such reactionary forces aim to cultivate.

We are in a juncture of turbulent times characterized by wars, injustices, crises, and authoritarianism. However, the year also presents us with pivotal opportunities to demand global leaders to commit to a future where women, girls, and gender-diverse people’s SRHR is fulfilled, protected, and promoted. This entails ensuring that everyone has the power to make decisions about their own bodies and futures, free from coercion and discrimination. Commitments to the freedom, justice, and rights of all individuals must extend to ending genocides, wars, and conflicts.

First Call to Action: Global Dialogues for the #May28 Campaign

April 29, 2024

Be a May 28 Campaign Partner Now! Calling organizations and SRHR activists: be a May 28 Campaign Partner and join partners around the world at our Global Dialogues for the May 28 Campaign. Our intersectional, inclusive, and globally concerted mobilization comes at the most opportune moment. It is a time for us to celebrate, take spirit from, and join the actions our fellow activists and allies are undertaking.

In every moment, SRHR and justice activists remain steadfast in their fight for the health and rights of every woman, girl, and gender-diverse person. Through relentless mobilization, they strive for a future where everyone can realize their SRHR.

An attack on SRHR anywhere attacks all our rights everywhere.

May 26, 2023

May 26, 2023FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28 – International Day of Action for Women’s Health – On this day, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organizations and communities raise awareness of the critical, intersecting issues that threaten SRHR and justice. Activists hold governments and global institutions accountable and demand actions to […]

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 have continued 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 geo-political 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 sexualities, and our lives, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.

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