Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

To ensure girls will have sexual and reproductive health and rights, we recommend that the EU-Africa strategy and its implementation must:

1) Promote universal access for girls to youth-friendly health services, including SRHR, that are adapted, equitable, accessible, affordable and needs-based, including in conflict and humanitarian settings.

2)    Fight harmful gender norms and laws that prevent girls from accessing the health services they need to lead healthy and self-determined lives.

3) Support African partner countries in responding to the COVID-19 crisis in a comprehensive manner, including through the strengthening of health systems and universal access to SRHR as part of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Have a look at our advocacy paper.