International Day of Action for Women’s Health: May 28

International Day of Action for Women’s Health is observed globally on May 28 every year since 1987. The main purpose of this day is to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of all women all over the world. May 28th, International Day of Action for Women’s Health is being coordinated by the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR). Every woman has a right to sexual and reproductive health and rights, no matter which part of the world she hails from, what age she is, or what her ethnicity or religion is.

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About International Day of Action for Women’s Health:

In 1987, during a reunion of members of WGNRR in Costa Rica, May 28 was declared as International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Since then, May 28 has been internationally renowned and activities are held worldwide by women’s and health groups. In 1999, it was officially recognised by the government of South Africa.

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  • WGNRR Headquarters location: Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • WGNRR Founded: 1984.

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