Resource: Health Actions for Women

Health Actions for Women addresses the social factors that prevent women and girls from enjoying healthy lives. This guide offers proven strategies to help women and men facilitate community discussions and action, even in challenging settings where organizing for women’s health is difficult or dangerous.

The illustrated stories and activities in this guide encourage and strengthen community efforts to challenge violence against women, increase access to contraception, foster safe motherhood, counteract the harmful effects of restrictive gender roles, promote sexual health, and ensure that health services meet the needs of women and girls.

Also available in SpanishKhmer and Lao along with a free downloadable teaching guide with the purchase of a book.

Health Actions for Women  was created by Hesperian Health Guides, a nonprofit health information and health education source that supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize the right to health. They develop easy to read materials that are produced in many languages.