The club aims to equip school children with disabilities with information about their reproductive and sexual health. It was initiated by the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service with funding from UNFPA. Mrs Thywill Kpe, Central Regional Director of the Department of Gender, said more often than not, people with disabilities (PWDs) were not included in programmes aimed at improving adolescent reproductive health. She said PWDs formed 10% of the Ghanaian population, including … Continued
This is said to be a big step forward for UN Women in that sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are mentioned as critical issues many times in the document, even though no specific aspects, such as safe abortion or safe pregnancy, were named.
“Our Centre aims to have a welcoming atmosphere, offering listening and counselling without prejudice or restrictions to young people in search of information about their emotional and sexual lives. We would like one day to become a truly integrated family planning centre as well as a centre for studies on sexual health in collaboration with various local and international partners.”
The right to sexual and reproductive health is not only an integral part of the general right to health but fundamentally linked to the enjoyment of many other human rights according to an authoritative commentary adopted by CESCR’s 18 independent members. The comment detailed the obligations of States regarding sexual and reproductive health, including the obligation to eliminate policies and practices that obstruct an individual’s access to health facilities, goods or information and the obligation to ensure universal access to quality sexual and reproductive health care such as maternal health care, contraception services and safe abortion care.