2021 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. This day is observed to promote awareness of women’s health and well-being, particularly with regard to themes such as sexual and reproductive health and rights. Continue reading to learn more.
International Women’s Health Day, also known as International Day of Action for Women’s Health, is a day devoted to women in order to raise awareness about their right to health. Every year on May 28th, women and health organisations throughout the world celebrate this important day. The International Women’s Health Day was established in 1987, and the South African government declared it in the same year.
Even so many years after this particular day was declared, the issue of women’s health remains a major concern. As a result, this one-of-a-kind day is one of the most effective methods to create awareness and educate women about the importance of their health and well-being. Women must be educated on matters such as sexual and reproductive health and rights all around the world (SRHR).
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for women
The Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), which was created in 1984, is organizing the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Women of all ages and religions, from all corners of the globe, have the right to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The following rights are included in the SRHR:
- Sexuality education is important. They get to pick their partner.
- Receive sexuality-related information.
- Decide whether or not to engage in sexual activity.
- Make use of contemporary contraception.
- Maternity care is available.
- Abortion that is both safe and effective, as well as post-abortion care.
- Understand how to avoid, treat, and prevent sexually transmitted illnesses and illnesses.
Other women’s health rights
Other concerns made to promote awareness of women’s health-care rights include:
- Causing women to be wary of health-care providers.
- Educating women about medical services, contraception, and other issues.
- In the case of HIV/AIDS, women should be protected against the disease.
- Providing them with safe and legal abortion options.
COVID-19 pandemic and women
This year’s International Day of Action for Women’s Health has been renamed 2021 Call for Action due to a pandemic.
COVID-19 has had a negative and long-lasting impact over the world, yet not everyone is impacted equally. The health and well-being of women is the most severely affected. Where vaccinations are still unavailable and health-care systems are inadequate, the impact is greater.
The majority of women in rural locations are ignorant of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and even if they are, it is extremely difficult for them to obtain it.