SRHR for women, young women and girls is one of the priority focus areas for the World YWCA.

Access to information on sexual and reproductive health, rights and services enables women and young women to make decisions about their bodies and claim their rights. Every human being has a fundamental right to access the highest attainable standard of health. This is enshrined in international and regional human rights treaties and national constitutions globally.

Through YWCAs in more than 70 countries, the World YWCA is striving to provide safe, inclusive, non-judgmental and confidential spaces for women and girls to discuss the challenges they face in relation to SRHR.

As one of the largest global women’s movements reaching over 120 countries, the World YWCA works to ensure a rights-based approach to comprehensive sexuality education.

Through its training programmes, it equips young women and girls with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they need to determine and enjoy their sexuality. The World YWCA views sexuality holistically and within the context of emotional and social development.

Read the full fact sheet on SRHR here.