Everyone is entitled to a satisfying and safe sex life. We all have the right to decide if, when and with whom we have sex, as well as if, when and with whom we have children. Those are some of the foundations in the work for sexual and reproductive health and rights – SRHR. Here are a few others:
Everyone should be given the information they need in order to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
Women should not have to die due to pregnancy.
Everyone should have access to contraceptives.
Everyone is entitled to choose for themselves whether they want to marry, and with whom.
Abortions should be legal, accessible and safe.
LGBT people should be able to live their lives as they choose, free from discrimination.
Mothers and infants should be given adequate health care.
Sexual violence must stop.
Young people should be provided with quality sexuality education at school.
Sexuality education should be a compulsory element of coursework for those studying to become teachers.