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Human Rights Day 2023 RCOG Statement of Solidarity

10 Dec 2022

Human Rights Day (Saturday 10 December) marks the end of 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign to raise awareness against gender based violence. We have been proud to highlight some of the important work that the College and our Members do to support the health needs and welfare of women and girls across the world.

“As an organisation dedicated to improving women’s healthcare across the world, we stand in solidarity with health professionals practicing in countries affected by war who risk their lives to provide care for those in need. We also stand opposed to political regimes across the globe that seek to curtail the human rights of women and girls.

“The College is committed to supporting women to access treatment without the threat of violence, intimidation, prejudice or shame. It is also vital that healthcare staff have the support and freedom to continue treating those in need, including those in need of gynaecologic and obstetric care, without fear of reprisal or harm.

“We continue to encourage our own members to support the healthcare needs and welfare of those in need by providing them with compassionate, personalised care that recognises the impact of trauma on their lives and well-being.”
  • Corporate
  • Policy and governance
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Abortion
  • Gynaecology