May 28th – International Day of Action for Women’s Health

Voluntary pretty women posing and wearing pink for breast cancer

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. The Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) established this day in 1987 to celebrate the gains in women’s health and a campaign for future efforts. Today, both women and health groups hold worldwide activities to educate and celebrate.


The women’s health movement began to take form in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. In 1984, the WGNRR was formed to combat reproductive issues that women all over the world were dealing with. In the past 30 years, WGNRR has defended and advanced women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. These efforts were made possible through campaigning and educating governments, agencies and civil society around the world.

Female boxer

RMHP encourages women’s health and welcomes you to celebrate the rights that you (or the women around you) have been given and raise awareness of other women who are not as fortunate. To learn more about International Day of Action for Women’s Health and WGNRR’s efforts visit

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