WGNRR also endorses and supports other Campaigns related with SRHR and Women’s issues. Some of these days have been established by sister organisations who we support by mobilising and sharing information among our network.
February 4: African Women’s Health and Rights Day
AMANITARE (African Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls) established 4 February as the continent-wide African Women’s Health and Rights Day, when NGOs, women’s groups, youth organisations, activists, artists and government representatives join together to celebrate advances in African Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). WGNRR stands in solidarity with African women across the continent, marking this annual day of action to support, demand, and defend women’s SRHR.
March 2: She Decides Day
SheDecides is a global movement, launched at the start of 2017, to support the fundamental rights of girls and women to decide freely and for themselves about their sexual lives, including whether, when, with whom and how many children they have. This includes having access to modern contraception, to sexual and relationship literacy and safe abortion. SheDecides unites everyone who believes that every girl and every woman should decide for herself about what she does with her body: to enjoy all sexual and reproductive rights, the right to pursue healthy, pleasurable sexual lives – free from judgement, stigma, coercion and harm.
March 8: International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a celebration of the victories of the feminist movement in advancing women’s civil, political, economic, and social involvement. On this day it is also important that we take decisive action to mobilise within and beyond our communities for long-lasting transformative changes that advance the cause for sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.
August 12: International Youth Day
This day has been marked by the United Nations as International Youth Day. Young people face many challenges, and as highlighted by landmark documents like the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) PoA, their SRHR are often ignored. On this day, it is important to mobilise young people towards demanding for these rights, including for programmes, mechanisms and services that can remove barriers to access.
September 26: World Contraception Day
World Contraception Day is observed to highlight and increase awareness of different kinds of contraception, to ensure that people- especially young people- are making informed choices regarding their sexual and reproductive health. There still exist many complexities of contraceptive, use, access and knowledge that WGNRR and other organisations highlight on this day.
November 25 – December 10: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that starts on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level.
December 1 – World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
December 17: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
The day calls attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers all over the globe as well as the need to remove the stigma and discrimination that is perpetuated by custom and prohibitionist laws that has made violence against sex-workers acceptable.