Today is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day originally launched in 1987 for women to speak up for their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We’ve come a long way since then, but these rights are still far from secure. One in four women of reproductive age in developing countries still lack modern contraceptives, and many others face sexual violence, legal barriers to safe abortion, and other obstacles.
The Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015, and world leaders are currently working on a new set of goals to set global priorities for the future. Today, women from all over the world are again speaking up to say their health and rights must be included in these priorities.
Watch the above video from the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights to learn more about the May 28 day of action, and how you can help spread the word and hold governments accountable to women. Get inspired, and take action here.