Safeguarding sexual and reproductive health and rights during the covid-19 crisis: key advocacy messages for MdM

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Safeguarding sexual and reproductive health and rights during the covid-19 crisis: key advocacy messages for MdM

Guides and themes
Crisis situations of any kind destabilise healthcare systems. They disrupt community protection mechanisms by causing population displacements and isolating people and they exacerbate the gender inequalities and socio-economic vulnerabilities experienced by women.

Lockdown and movement restrictions increase the risk of domestic and gender-based violence. They keep women away from health centres and make it more difficult for them to exercise their rights and to access sexual and reproductive health services and supplies.

Discover in this document the key elements of Doctors of the World's advocacy to maintain sexual and reproductive rights and health during the coronavirus crisis.