SRHM ensures that SRHR advocacy, policy and practice are informed and influenced by rigorous rights- and evidence-based analysis, working collaboratively with partners and allies to influence political and policy agendas.

Joint submission to the Special Rapporteur on compensated gestational surrogacy as the sale of children

8 July, 2019

A group of organizations, academics and individual experts, have expressed collective concerns and endorsed an agreed list of  points about equating surrogacy where there is a monetary exchange to the sale of children in recent reports by the Special Rapporteur. Equating compensated gestational surrogacy as the sale of children is deeply problematic. It mischaracterizes and misapprehends the […]

A call to action: SRHR an essential element to achieving universal health coverage

27 March, 2019

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters has collaborated closely with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) on the development and implementation of a call to action to include SRHR as an essential element to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Universal health coverage (UHC) is rapidly emerging as an essential framework to promote healthy lives and […]

Letter to the UN Secretary-General

20 March, 2017

RHM signed the letter presented to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during CSW to meet up with NGOs for an open dialogue to strengthen the UN’s commitment and support so that feminist and women’s movements can have a strong voice in the UN. Read More

Petition to the UN Secretary-General

17 March, 2017

RHM signed a letter to the UN Secretary-General from NGOs represented at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), invited António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, to meet with them for an open dialogue during the CSW (13 to 24 March 2017). “These are troubled times and the world’s women call on the UN […]

State Family Planning Federation (FPFE): solidarity request

13 June, 2016

RHM signed the public statement submitted to the Home Affairs Ministry of Spain by the the State Family Planning Federation to be reinstated as a public utility. “The Ministry of the Interior of the Spanish government has revoked the declaration of public utility of the State Family Planning Federation (FPFE) upon the request, using moral arguments, of an […]

Call for the official recognition of 11 April as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

11 April, 2016

RHM endorsed a letter calling on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to officially recognise 11 April as the International Day for Maternal Health brought forward by Center for Health and Gender Equity and Path International. “On April 11, we will celebrate the third annual International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. Will the UN join us? Each year, 289,000 women […]

In solidarity with Polish women online campaign

4 April, 2016

RHM participated in the online campaign to show solidarity for Polish women #ODZYSKAĆWYBÓR (Regain the Choice), a coalition of feminist and other non-governmental organisations, informal groups and individuals, struggling to regain the abortion choice right Polish women were deprived of 23 years ago. “Polish women could legally terminate pregnancies in safe conditions with no threat to health or life. They could […]

Abortion in Chile: Respect the dignity and decisions of women

7 March, 2016

RHM endorsed a letter to President Bachelet, Nueva Mayoria Coalition, and Chilean Congress from Corporación Humanas, Amnesty International Chile, Observatorio de Género y Equidad, Fondo Alquimia, APROFA, Centro Estudios de la Mujer, Corporación MILES, Corporación Mujeres Lideres para Chile, Fundación Iguales, Instituto de la Mujer, Instituto Igualdad, Observatorio contra el Acoso Callejero, Revolución Democrática, and Colectivo Lemebel […]

Letter to Dr Purna Sen to include LGBTI women at a structural level

4 September, 2015

RHM endorsed a letter to the new Chair of UN Women Purna Sen asking that UN Women makes changes to include Lesbian, Bisexual women, Trans women and Intersex women at a structural level and programmatic level as they continue to be marginalised. At present these issues only gain a profile when individuals champion them, but […]

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