The What Women Want campaign seeks to support a broader movement for gender equality and women’s empowerment by starting with a basic – yet profound – question to one million girls and women worldwide: What is your top request for quality reproductive and maternal healthcare services?
As the world celebrates Father’s Day, White Ribbon Alliance and partners are calling upon all current and prospective fathers to get involved in the “What Women Want” campaign. For far too long, reproductive and maternal health is seen as primarily women’s responsibility. But the fact is, fathers occupy a special position of influence with the women and girls in their families.
Article from WRA Bangladesh (Bangla)
There can be no Universal Health Coverage (UHC) without quality, equity, dignity and sexual and reproductive health and rights ‘– that statement by Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus captures one of the key takeaways from the 71st World Health Assembly.
Through quality care, midwives can raise the collective morale of women, their families, their communities and their societies to define pregnancy as a natural and normal life event whilst ensuring that services reach women wherever it is needed. And wherever the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls can be protected, midwives are there, standing next to them them as is their way.
At least half of the world’s population doesn’t have access to fundamental health services, and many are driven into poverty by out of pocket health expenses. A global campaign launched on International Maternal Health and Rights Day, What Women Want: Demands for quality reproductive and maternal health for women and girls, offers valuable insights for everyone working to achieve universal health coverage.