International Day of Action for Women’s Health

2024 Call to Action

Mobilizing in Critical Times of Threats and Opportunities

This May 28 – International Day of Action for Women’s Health, organizations and activists mobilize, take action, and amplify demands for sexual and reproductive health and rights and justice (SRHRJ) for all through inclusive, accessible, and available SRH information and services! Demand the prioritization of SRHR in all development agendas, human rights conventions and treaties, and electoral agendas! Resist right-wing, populist, anti-rights narratives; resist weaponization of family and cultural values to undermine SRHR; resist despair that such reactionary forces aim to cultivate.

We are in a juncture of turbulent times characterized by wars, injustices, crises, and authoritarianism. However, the year also presents us with pivotal opportunities to demand global leaders to commit to a future where women, girls, and gender-diverse people’s SRHR is fulfilled, protected, and promoted. This entails ensuring that everyone has the power to make decisions about their own bodies and futures, free from coercion and discrimination. Commitments to the freedom, justice, and rights of all individuals must extend to ending genocides, wars, and conflicts.


Thank you for taking action on May 28! 📣⚡

June 6, 2024

This #May28 – International Day of Action for Women’s Health, our actions and demands were strong reminders of the centrality of the SRHRJ, and bodily autonomy of every women, girl, and gender-diverse person within every election, development agenda, and action plan.

The May 28 Campaign Report is now being developed. Please share your activities with us and be featured in this year’s Report. Email them to

Building Collective Power for Reproductive Justice: The 28th in Feminist Activism

May 24, 2024

For over two decades, feminist activists across the world have marked days of action to mobilize for our fundamental right to sexual and reproductive healthcare on May 28th – International Day of Action for Women’s Health, and September 28th – Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, and this year the inaugural Global Day of Action to Destigmatize Abortions has joined this history by taking place on March 28!

Call for Action to the Government of Thailand on SRHR of women and LGBTIQ forcibly displaced persons – Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & Equal Asia Foundation.

May 24, 2024

Thailand has made firm international commitments which guarantee the promotion, protection and fulfilment of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for LGBTIQ and women forcibly displaced persons. This Call to Action presents recommendations and call upon the Government of Thailand to work with civil society, development partners and other relevant stakeholders to fully implement its international commitments and address the SRHR issues faced by LGBTIQ and women forcibly displaced persons.

Campaign Updates (05/24/2024) 🔔

May 24, 2024

Check out these powerful activities happening around the world for International Day of Action for Women’s Health! Join ones happening near you and help spread the word.

Got actions, statements, and key messages for us to amplify? All contributions are welcome! Email them to

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, which for over 30 years, women’s* rights advocates and allies in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement worldwide have commemorated in diverse ways. Year after year, women, girls, advocates and allies have continued to take action and stand up for sexual and reproductive rights for what they are: an indivisible and inalienable part of our human rights.

Now, at a time when women’s human rights, and particularly sexual and reproductive rights continue to be systematically violated worldwide, mobilization both within and beyond our communities remains essential, in order to resist any rollback on our rights and advance sexual and reproductive justice for all. As the global geo-political context threatens to become increasingly regressive, it is more important than ever to denounce any attempts at curtailing women’s rights, including our human rights to decide freely upon all aspects of our bodies, our sexualities, and our lives, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.