WPL Call to Action: Her Health, Our Priority: A Demand for Equity

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Call To Action

Women’s health is not just a woman’s issue; it’s a global imperative. Women Political Leaders (WPL) urges global leaders to join us in demanding and advocating for equality and equity in women’s health. It’s imperative that we address imbalances and ensure fair, equitable access to healthcare for all women & girls.

WPL calls for action on five critical fronts:

  1. Equal Access to Healthcare: Demand policies and initiatives that guarantee women and girls equitable access to healthcare services, irrespective of their socio-economic status or geographic location. Let’s ensure no woman is left behind in accessing vital healthcare resources.

  2. Elimination of Gender Bias: Advocate for training programs and guidelines aimed at eradicating gender bias in healthcare delivery, diagnosis, and treatment plans, including promoting diversity in clinical trials. It’s time to ensure that healthcare services are provided without prejudice or discrimination and that clinical trials for new products and treatments include adequate representation of both men and women. Let’s work towards a healthcare system that prioritizes inclusivity and equity for all.

  3. Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services: Champion women’s reproductive rights and advocate for comprehensive reproductive health services catering to the diverse needs of women and girls. This includes access to contraception, maternal care, and fertility treatments, and resources to address menopause. Let’s ensure comprehensive reproductive health services for all women and girls recognizing the importance of supporting them throughout all stages of their reproductive health journey.

  4. Increased Research and Data Collection: Demand heightened funding and support for research into gender-specific health issues. Emphasize the importance of collecting gender-disaggregated data to address research gaps and improve understanding of women’s health issues. Let’s ensure that healthcare interventions are evidence-based and tailored to the diverse needs of women and girls.

  5. Increased Representation and Leadership: Push for increased representation of women and other marginalised genders within government leadership and policy making bodies, healthcare leadership roles, and research institutions to ensure diverse perspectives are reflected in decision-making processes.

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Together, let’s pave the way for a future where every woman and girl has access to quality healthcare, free from bias and discrimination. Join us in advocating for equity and equality in women’s health—because when women thrive, communities prosper.

National governments and the global community need to do better together to support and enable women and girls to enjoy their health and fulfil their rights.” Ian Askew, Director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO)

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