Stories from Access to Health/UNOPS, UNFPA, UNDP Pakistan, UN Women and OHCHR
Coffee shops and sexual health might be a strange combination – but for a young woman in Tachileik, it’s the perfect environment to talk about sensitive topics. She opened her ‘sexual health coffee shop’ when she realized that people in remote parts of the state couldn’t access the information they needed to stay safe. This is how she promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Mowsume works as a midwife in the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar, providing women with critical information relating to sexual reproductive health and rights. She explains the challenges of educating women on such sensitive topics that are considered taboo by the community, but also the difference this makes in women’s lives.
As part of a government-UN collaboration to address COVID-19 through a human rights lens, a rapid preliminary socio-economic assessment gauged the impact of the pandemic on transgender persons living in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Engaging with communities is the first step to promoting and protecting their rights.
Find out how women in policing has proven an effective way to reduce the incidence of gender-based violence, as well as build trust within communities so that law enforcement outcomes are better for everyone. You can also read more here.
Right to a Better World is a documentary video series exploring how human rights-based tactics can be used to achieve sexual and reproductive health rights for all – and drive meaningful progress towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.