The Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) and the International Day of Action on Women’s Health both focus on preserving women’s sexual and reproductive health. In 1987, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, often known as International Women’s Health Day, was established.
This day’s main goal is to raise awareness about issues concerning women’s health and well-being, such as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). It is one of the most effective platforms for reminding everyone, particularly government leaders and legislators, that women’s health is important.
What does SRHR mean?
SRHR includes sexual health, sexual rights, reproductive health, and reproductive rights, among other human rights relating to sexuality and reproduction. SRHR is available to everyone, including children and adolescents. It’s an important component of universal health coverage, which provides physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in addition to the absence of disease or malfunction.
3 Key Facts About SRHR
- Throughout their reproductive lives, 4.3 billion people of reproductive age will be without at least one basic sexual or reproductive health service.
- Two-thirds of illnesses among women of reproductive age in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of the world’s poor live, are caused by sexual and reproductive health issues.
- More than 200 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but lack access to modern contraception.
The following rights are included in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR):
The right to:
- Receive sexuality education
- Choose their partner
- Decide whether or not to engage in sexual activity
- Decide whether to have children or not
- Access to maternity care
- Safe abortion and post-abortion care
- Know about Prevention, care, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Various topics relating to women’s health and rights have been addressed in recent years, including:
- Medical and healthcare facilities
- Knowledge about contraceptives to protect women from sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS
- Abortion clinic that is both safe and legal
- Women’s SRHR
- Improvement in the health sector and women’s health
Women’s* rights campaigners and allies in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement around the world have observed the International Day of Action for Women’s Health on May 28 for almost 30 years in a variety of ways. Year after year, women, girls, advocates, and allies have continued to take action and push for sexual and reproductive rights as an inherent part of our human rights.
Now, more than ever, when women’s human rights, particularly sexual and reproductive rights, are being systematically violated around the world, mobilisation both within and outside of our communities is critical to resisting any rollback of our rights and advancing sexual and reproductive justice for all. As the global geopolitical backdrop becomes more regressive, it is more necessary than ever to reject any attempts to limit women’s rights, especially our human rights to freely choose all elements of our bodies, sexualities, and lives, free of coercion, discrimination, and abuse.
Why is women’s health so important?
Women are the foundation of a family’s general health, so ensuring they have access to high-quality care can benefit children and families as well.
Women’s health is inextricably linked to the health of families and communities. A woman’s illness or death has substantial and far-reaching effects on her children, family, and community’s health. Women’s health is gaining a bigger profile in society as people recognise that, while women and men suffer from many of the same ailments, their symptoms and treatments are not necessarily the same.
There are critical preventative health care steps to take at each stage of a woman’s life in order to provide early diagnosis of medical concerns. Many women may put off health care tests for a variety of reasons, but ultimately, it comes down to whether or not you want to prioritise yourself. After devoting so much time and effort to caring for the lives of others, it is past time for women to treat themselves with the same respect.
About ZHL Rajasthan
Since 2005, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd (ZHL) has been one of India’s most prominent participants in the Emergency Medical Services sector. In order to keep the workplace safe, Ziqitza Rajasthan has embraced Medical Room services. Integrated Emergency Services and Corporate Health Solutions are part of Ziqitza‘s “one-stop integrated healthcare solution” for corporations and governments. In India, there are 3,300 ambulances, cutting-edge Helpline centres, and medical mobile units, with two customers, served every second. In India and the Gulf, they deal with 75 corporate firms and state governments. The Global Real Impact Awards and the Times Social Impact Award were both given to Ziqitza Limited Rajasthan.
ZHL Rajasthan mission is to save lives by providing world-class facilities of fully equipped Advanced and Basic Life Support Ambulances in underdeveloped countries. Their commitment to fulfil international standards of quality in emergency medical services and to be available to everyone, regardless of income, reflects their vision.