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[Op-Ed]Sexual and reproductive health and rights are an important component of human rights

As South Africa joins the global community in fighting a pandemic, this presents an opportune moment to also reflect holistically on our health system, especially health services for womxn. As today marks World Health Day, it’s also important to remind ourselves of the importance of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for our overall health and well-being. By Angelica Pino, Programmes Director, Sonke Gender Justice.

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Izwi Lami Survivors Support

Access our Survivor’s Support Map which provides a directory of shelters, hospitals, clinics and Thuthuzela centres for survivor’s of sexual assault There are shelters that assist survivors with accommodation in times of need. The Thuthuzela Care Centres are rape care centres linked to hospitals where survivors can receive counselling and a medical examination after the rape. And there are 24 hour clinics and hospitals where survivors can visit for medical care if they are too far away from a Thuthuzela centre.