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Minister Launches Sex, Reproductive Rights Guide

A manual put together to help practitioners, advocates, policymakers, health workers, trainers and legislators understand key concepts on Sexual and Reproductive Rights has been launched near Sigatoka. The Sexual and
18 Apr 2015 11:48
Minister Launches Sex,  Reproductive Rights Guide

A manual put together to help practitioners, advocates, policymakers, health workers, trainers and legislators understand key concepts on Sexual and Reproductive Rights has been launched near Sigatoka.

The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Manual was launched on Thursday by the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Jone Usamate, during the 11th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa on Yanuca.

“This manual is a first for the Pacific. The first step in prioritising Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is to address the shortage of practical information on SRHR that is tailored to the unique needs and challenges of the region,” Mr Usamate said.

He said the manual would be used for analysing the needs of vulnerable groups and taking action to ensure that all Pacific Islanders claim their right to the highest possible standards of health and wellbeing.

The minister thanked the SRHR Working Group for developing the manual together and the organisations working to address SRHR in the region.

“We, as Health Ministers, can champion this valuable resource to be used in our Health Sectors and with relevant service providers,” Mr Usamate said.

The manual is a collaborative project by member organisations of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Working Group, with secretariat support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT).

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