We want to take good care of your health because we defend your rights
Health is a universal human right. That is why, irrespective of religion, age or where we live, we have a right to the information and the healthcare services that allow us to care for our bodies and our quality of life.
Being able to enjoy good health does not mean just being free of illnesses, but also encompasses having access to a reasonable standard of living, housing, food and decent work, as well as to an appropriate level of medical assistance, so that we can develop our full potential as individuals.
However, in spite of the advances that have been made over the last few decades, gender roles continue to place women at a disadvantage, which in turn means their health is at a greater risk.
Since women represent half the world’s population, the well-being of this half of humanity will have a direct impact on the development of our societies.
For all these reasons, it is clear that we cannot achieve gender equality without looking after the health and well-being of women. This is a precondition if we wish to promote the sustainable growth of our communities.
Healthier women and girls make for stronger societies.