What is the significance of this day ?
May 28th has been commemorated as the International Day of Action for Women’s Health for over 30 years by women’s rights advocates and allies in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement worldwide. The campaign seeks to provide women’s grassroots organizations with greater access to information than was previously available, bring to light significant gaps in the research data on women’s health, and critically, create a platform to highlight the importance of women’s health as an issue.
The Asia Safe Abortion Partnership worked on a campaign commemorating the date with a month long photo campaign that aimed to highlight the obstacles and stigma women face in accessing safe abortion services, and reminding the policy makers that women everywhere have the right to SRHR which includes access to safe abortion.
We also released a short advocacy film marking the day, which you can watch here.
Previous Campaigns can be accessed here.