WISH2ACTION: Improving Access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Persons Living with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disability3 December 2021: International Day of Persons with Disability (PWDs). 

Persons with Disability (PWDs) have equal rights to sexual and reproductive health (SRH), however women and girls with disabilities face significantly more challenges in realizing these rights. The intersection between disability, age, restrictive gender norms and lack of supportive legal environments further compounds barriers for women and girls to fulfil their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including free and informed choice and access to contraception.

The WISH2ACTION[1] programme, under the banner ‘Leave No One Behind’, offers quality integrated and inclusive family planning and sexual and reproductive health services to marginalised and hard to reach populations: the poor, youth under 20 and persons with disabilities. Learn more about WISH2ACTION's programme interventions in the attached document. 

 

[1] WISH2ACTION, Women’s Integrated Sexual Health [Lot 2] Access, Choice, Together, Innovation and Ownership, Now, is the UK Government’s flagship programme to scale up its support for integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights.