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International Day of Action for Women’s Health observed on May 28, 2020

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International Women’s Health DayOn May 28, 2020, The International Day of Action for Women’s Health (or International Women’s Health Day) was observed globally with the aim to raise awareness about the issues related to women’s health and well-being such as sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) around the world.

Which entity celebrates this day?

International Women’s Health Action Day is celebrated by the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), a Netherland based non-governmental organization (NGO) that advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide.

Background:

  • In the year 1987, during the WGNRR members reunion in Costa Rica , May 28 was declared to be the International Day of Action for Women’s Health.
  • Since then, every year on 28 May it has become known internationally and many programs are organized around the world by women and health groups on this day.
  • In the year 1999, it was officially recognized by the Government of South Africa .

About WGNRR:

Headquarters location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Executive Director: Kathy Mulville