Advocacy

You’ll find RHM submissions to consultations here. Do get in contact to let us know if there is a current consultation that you think RHM would like to respond to.

June 2016

State Family Planning Federation (FPFE): solidarity request

RHM signed the public statement submitted to the Home Affairs Ministry of Spain by the the State Family Planning Federation to be reinstated as a public utility. “The Ministry of the Interior of the Spanish government has revoked the declaration of public utility of the State Family Planning Federation (FPFE) upon the request, using moral arguments, of an Read More

April 2016

Call for the official recognition of 11 April as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

RHM endorsed a letter calling on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to officially recognise 11 April as the International Day for Maternal Health brought forward by Center for Health and Gender Equity and Path International. “On April 11, we will celebrate the third annual International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. Will the UN join us? Each year, 289,000 women Read More

In solidarity with Polish women online campaign

RHM participated in the online campaign to show solidarity for Polish women #ODZYSKAĆWYBÓR (Regain the Choice), a coalition of feminist and other non-governmental organisations, informal groups and individuals, struggling to regain the abortion choice right Polish women were deprived of 23 years ago. “Polish women could legally terminate pregnancies in safe conditions with no threat to health or life. They could Read More

March 2016

Abortion in Chile: Respect the dignity and decisions of women

RHM endorsed a letter to President Bachelet, Nueva Mayoria Coalition, and Chilean Congress from Corporación Humanas, Amnesty International Chile, Observatorio de Género y Equidad, Fondo Alquimia, APROFA, Centro Estudios de la Mujer, Corporación MILES, Corporación Mujeres Lideres para Chile, Fundación Iguales, Instituto de la Mujer, Instituto Igualdad, Observatorio contra el Acoso Callejero, Revolución Democrática, and Colectivo Lemebel Read More

September 2015

Letter of Solidarity for Polish Women

RHM endorsed a letter calling MPs, the Speaker and the Prime Minister of Poland to vote against the citizen’s bill amending the Act on Family Planning, Protection of the Human Fetus and Conditions of Pregnancy Termination and related Acts, submitted by the Committee “Stop Abortion” that would make abortion illegal in all cases. The letter was submitted Read More

Letter to Dr Purna Sen to include LGBTI women at a structural level

RHM endorsed a letter to the new Chair of UN Women Purna Sen asking that UN Women makes changes to include Lesbian, Bisexual women, Trans women and Intersex women at a structural level and programmatic level as they continue to be marginalised. At present these issues only gain a profile when individuals champion them, but Read More

July 2015

HPV vaccination for boys

As a member of HPV Action RHM signed a letter to Ms Jane Ellison (MP) calling on the Department of Health for universal HPV vaccination in the UK. ” (…) We believe that both boys and girls should be vaccinated against HPV at around the age of 12/13 in order to protect everyone from a range of diseases, Read More

Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Human Rights at the Post-2015 agenda in New York

RHM endorsed a statement presented by the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 agenda in New York. “I’d like to highlight the consistent support from governments, UN agencies, and CSO colleagues from around the world, who agree that gender equality, women’s rights and human rights are essential to achieve sustainable development, and as such, must be recognized Read More

Letter to the Director General of SDC for positive action on three resolutions being negotiated at HRC 29th session

We understand that three resolutions are currently being negotiated at the 29thsession of the Human Rights Council which relate directly to Reproductive Health Matters’ area of expertise and interest, and to that of our stakeholders. Reproductive Health Matters is an international organisation focusing on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of people around the Read More