Today is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In the spirit of this year’s International Women’s Day theme, “Pledging for Parity,” UNI Global Union is launching a new Equal Opportunities Campaign on Women’s Health.
The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness on issues that affect women’s health, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, maternal and reproductive health and mental illnesses. In spite of the advances in healthcare that have been made over the last few decades, gender roles continue to place women at a disadvantage. Since women represent half of the world’s population, the well-being of women will have a direct impact on our families, communities and quality of life. For more information about the campaign, visit http://en.uni-womens-health.org/.