The Taking Action Report Series sheds light on the circumstances unique to women which challenge their ability to realising their basic human rights.

The first report in the four part Taking Action series is here. Researched and written by Leah Joan Kenny, this impactful report addresses the complexities women face when dealing with reproductive and sexual health in times of conflict.

Leah Joan Kenny, Researcher

Taking Action: Reproductive & Sexual Health in Conflict (15 February 2018)

In recognition of the experiences of women in conflict, this report reviews some of the reproductive and sexual health (RSH) challenges faced by women and girls in conflict settings. Women are disproportionately affected by violence and a lack of services during times of conflict and disaster.

Access to quality reproductive health services is a human right, and significantly reduces death and disability. Reproductive and Sexual Health is a broad area and therefore, this report focuses on the challenges related to three areas: family planning, abortion and gender-based violence (GBV). Increased attention and funding in these often-neglected areas, has been proven to not only improve but also to save lives.

To learn more about the difficulties women face in conflict regarding reproductive and sexual health, and how best to change the circumstances, read the report. In addition we would appreciate your feedback.