Our Current Focus

WGNRR uses a programmatic approach with all her activities and actions to contribute towards the realisation of WGNRR’s overall goal of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. In order to achieve our goal, we promote the implementation of SRHR within the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In particular, we work with MDG 5b (Universal Access to Reproductive Health) and then strengthen it by linking it with the other MDGs.

Such a programmatic structure allows WGNRR to be strategically focused and approach the overarching goal in a holistic manner.

Our Programme Area Goals are:

  1. A membership with a shared vision and common goals to encourage progress on the ICPD PoA and MDG 5b.

    We will ensure that the WGNRR membership will include grassroots organisations from countries failing to currently meet MDG 5b and ICPD PoA, and that the voices of the most marginalised and excluded are involved and actively heard in all WGNRR activities.. We will create strong partnerships with other SRHR organisations where there is potential for mutual benefits for our respective stakeholders. WGNRR will also work with groups in higher income countries representing marginalised communities who also face violations of their SRR and are actively working to demand changes to the policies of their own governments in order to win respect for SRHR domestically and internationally.
     

  2. Strengthened efforts to improve access to contraceptives for those living in countries failing to achieve the ICPD and MDG 5b targets.

    While the unmet need for contraceptives remains high, we will ensure that it will be a central focus of the work of WGNRR and its members.

     
  3. Strengthened efforts to make safe and legal abortion available for those living in countries failing to achieve the ICPD and MDG 5b targets.

    Strengthened efforts by members to make safe and legal abortion available. We will ensure that while access to safe abortion remains a stigmatised and neglected issue it will be a central focus of the work of WGNRR and its members.
     

  4. Increased awareness and recognition of the importance of Sexual Rights in meeting SRHR goals such as those in the ICPD PoA and MDGs.

    We will ensure full integration of Sexual Rights into WGNRR activities and actions and increase knowledge of this area amongst members and policy makers.
     

  5. Increased capacity of our youth members to advocate for SRHR and awareness of members and policy makers of the importance of youth specific issues.

    We will ensure full integration of a youth perspective and youth specific issues into WGNRR activities including work towards monitoring and implementing the ICPD PoA and MDGs.

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