Champion Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights
Women and girls around the world are denied their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
What to know:
- The Covid-19 pandemic has undone years of progress for women’s access to sexual and reproductive health.
- Funding cuts to sexual and reproductive health services is putting the lives of women, girls, and newborn children at risk.
- Send a tweet now urging the European Commission to close the gap by investing in SRHR to protect women and girls worldwide.
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Everyone, regardless of where they live, should have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
But right now, billions of women and girls around the world are denied that right which includes everything from sex education to safe maternal healthcare.
Even worse, the COVID-19 pandemic saw huge cuts to women’s reproductive health services, exposing millions more women to health risks, abuse, and exploitation.
Access to sexual and reproductive health and rights such as safe contraception, abortion, sex education, protection against child marriage, and safe delivery during childbirth are essential to a woman’s ability to thrive and achieve her potential.
World leaders cannot turn their backs on protecting and upholding the rights of half the global population.
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) provides reproductive health care to women and youth in over 150 countries by training health care personnel, providing modern contraception, and establishing sexual and reproductive facilities – but they urgently need funding to reach every woman and girl in need.
Tweet President Ursula von der Leyen to be a champion for women and girls and urgently commit €45M million to UNFPA to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.