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International Day of Action for Women’s Health #May28 #WomensHealth

Join women’s rights activists around the world in the re-launch of May 28th International Day of Action for Women’s Health, by calling on governments and the international community to ensure a holistic, inclusive, and human rights-based approach to women and girls’ health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Sign the Call for Action today!

About May 28

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In 1987, women’s rights activists declared May 28 as the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, as a means to speak out on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues faced by women* all over the world.

Nearly 30 years on, while the challenges obstructing the full realization of all women’s health and wellbeing remain varied and often unaddressed, a disturbing framework has persisted: namely, a limited and narrow understanding of women’s health, as well as the actual needs of all women in their diversities.

This May 28, join us and women’s rights advocates worldwide in calling on governments to firmly establish a holistic, women-centric and rights-based approach to women’s health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Let’s show governments that a holistic approach is about recognizing women’s sexual and reproductive rights, and supporting all women as they make sexual and reproductive choices for themselves, throughout their whole lives.

For more information and to sign the May 28 Call for Action, visit the website:

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* While we use the term ’woman/women’ we do so with a critical reflexivity that recognizes the nuances and right to people’s unique sexual and gender identities and expressions. We also recognize that ’women’ are not a monolithic group and that they have diverse identities that vary due to their social location and the socio-economic, political, and multicultural contexts in which their lives are embedded.

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