Women ’s right to reproductive and sexual health is a key to women’s health. It is related to multiple human rights, including the right to life, the right to be free from torture, the right to health, the right to privacy, the right to education, and the prohibition of discrimination. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) have both clearly indicated that women’s right to health includes their sexual and reproductive health.
This means that States have obligations to respect, protect and fulfill rights related to women’s sexual and reproductive health. The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health maintains that women are entitled to reproductive health care services, goods and facilities that are:
- available in adequate numbers;
- accessible physically and economically;
- accessible without discrimination; and
- of good quality.
NAWAD has promotes this right through research and advocacy, provide information, counseling and guidance to young girls while enabling them to make choices about their future. Also we advocate for male involvement in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention.