Gender network bemoans women’s SRH rights

A women’s rights lobby network has decried continued inaccessibility and lack of awareness on issues pertaining to women`s Sexual And Reproductive Health (SRH) rights.

On Thursday, Malawi joined the global community in commemorating the International Day of Action for Women`s Health.

NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO GCN) Chairperson Barbara Banda, women in the country especially those in rural settings are unable to access information on sexual reproductive health.

“All these issues should be addressed in a holistic manner in terms of how as a country we should reach out to those women and girls that are in remote areas,” said Banda.

She added there is need for concerted efforts towards ensuring that there such access to information specially this time when the country has been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.

“It is very unique time to be talking about women`s health inside the COVID-19 pandemic, this is where we can see how we are responding as a country, what are things that are really specific for women that are taking place,” inquired Banda.

The International Day of Action for Women`s Health is being commemorated annually on May 28 with an aim of campaigning women`s health rights and women empowerment through support they receive from the society.

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