Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Women and Health: Wellbeing for All Recommendation 7

a)      Protect women’s rights and freedom of choice to control their body, fertility and sexuality.

b)      Ensure political will, commitment to and investment in making sexual and reproductive health and rights a reality for all, including ensuring access to age-appropriate evidence-based comprehensive sexuality and HIV education, as well as women’s and girls’ access to legal, safe, modern and free contraception, abortion services and family planning to end preventable maternal mortality and morbidity.

c)      Urgently address the emerging incidence of sex selection and foetal abortion in some ECE countries.

d)      Ensure accessible, affordable and quality health care services for all to ensure health for women and reduce women’s unpaid care burden.

e)      Ensure women’s equal access to health care services throughout their life course, including women’s shelters, without discrimination based on legal or migration status, disability, sex work, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age or religion.

f)       Ensure gender specific health research and medical practices.

g)      Provide comprehensive mental health care services and support for all women of all ages.

h)      Provide effective health care services targeted at non-communicable diseases, including diabetes , heart disease

i)        Support and promote nutrition for holistic health and well-being.

j)        Ensure every woman has access to a clean and healthy environment, especially water, sanitation, and clean cooking technologies.

The Geneva NGO Forum appreciates the extensive volunteer support and contributions of women’s and feminist organizations and individuals, as well as all the partners that supported the Beijing+20 NGO Review especially the Governments of Switzerland, the State of Geneva, the City of Geneva, Canada, the Netherlands, and the USA, among others. We deeply extend our gratitude to the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) and UN Women for their collaboration. The forum was convened by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), Geneva. Further information is available on http://beijing20.ngocsw-geneva.ch/.

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