International Women’s Health Day, also known as International Day of Action for Women’s Health, is a day dedicated to women in order to raise awareness about their right to health. Every year on May 28, women and health organisations around the world celebrate this unique day. In 1987, the International Day of Women’s Health was founded, and the South African government recognised it the following year.
Women’s health is a major concern even now, many years after this special day was declared. As a result, this one-of-a-kind day has proven to be one of the most effective methods for raising awareness and educating women about the importance of their physical and emotional health. Women all across the world need to be educated about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
History of International Day of Women’s Health
The International Women’s Health Day was created in 1987, and it was recognised by the South African government. A chance to educate and create awareness about the importance of sexual and reproductive health and women’s rights was finally recognised at the opening of the day.
Regardless of faith or age, the importance of teaching women worldwide about themes such as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) remains important.
Women’s Sexual Health Rights
The International Day of Action for Women’s Health is organised by the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), which was founded in 1984. Women of all ages and religions, from all corners of the globe, have the right to reproductive and sexual health.
The SRHR provides the following rights:
- Information on sexuality will be sent to you.
- Education about sexuality is important.
- They get to choose their partner.
- Make a decision about whether or not you want to engage in sexual behaviour.
- Utilize modern contraception.
- There is maternity care accessible.
- A safe and effective abortion procedure, as well as post-abortion care
- Learn how to prevent, care for, and treat sexually transmitted infections and illnesses.