Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

Réseau mondial des femmes pour les droits sur la reproduction
Red Mundial de Mujeres por los Derechos Reproductivos

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URL: http://www.wgnrr.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WGNRR/

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1978 London UK


Founded as International Campaign for Abortion Rights (ICAR), subsequently International Contraception, Abortion and Sterilization Campaign (ICASC) -- Campagne internationale pour la contraception, l'avortement et la stérilisation -- Campaña Internacional sobre la Contracepción, el Aborto y la Esterilización. Current name adopted 1984.


Promote, in every country and for all women equally, a woman's right to decide whether, when and how to have children - regardless of nationality, class, race, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, sexuality or marital status - in the social, economic and political conditions that make such decisions possible. Reproductive rights means the right to: safe, effective contraception and sterilization; safe, legal abortion; safe, women-controlled pregnancy and childbirth; full information about sexuality and reproduction, about reproductive health and health problems and about benefits and risks of drugs, devices, medical treatments and interventions, without which informed choice is impossible; good quality, comprehensive reproductive health services that meet women's need and are accessible to all women.


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Members' meeting (every 3 years). Board of 7 members. Network coordinated by Office in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Members and supporters work independently in their own countries.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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