Reduction of Women and Girls’ Health Risks

by virtue of their biological nature, gender identity and social statuses, women and girls are vulnerable to health hazards and encounter physical, psychological and social harms in their lives. SWDA has been implementing health education and psychosocial support program to reduce and/or avert women and girls health risks. Over 5000 community members were provided with sexual and reproductive health education integrated into socio economic empowerment. The community members got awareness on how to protect women from biological, psychological, social and economic problems health risk. This intervention was to change knowledge, attitude and practice of the target communities on sexual and reproductive health rights and resulted in influenced policies: increased awareness on health issues and denouncing the social norms putting women and girls at health risks.