COVID19 Issues ,Prevention and Effects on SRHR
The COVID 19 pandemic has led to more limited and complicated sexual reproductive health and abortion services. As the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases quite quickly, the number of cases who tested positive increases daily, schools, companies and society implemented the shutdown strategy for both formal and informal sectors including the recommendation of work from home (for office workers) to prevent the pandemic. In spite this situation, Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN) has continued to manage the hotline (Ms Rosy hotline) , work from home to increase access to reproductive health information and services. . For women to have access to reproductive health services they need, the hotline becomes vital and important particularly during this time the health care systems overburdened.
There should be striking balance between protecting health, minimizing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights. Women’s choices and rights to sexual and reproductive health care, however, should be respected regardless of COVID-19 status.
Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network and our partners are advocating for expansion of priorities for COVID 19 prevention and treatment using feminist approach