International Day of Women's Health
International Day of Women's Health is held on May 28. This event in the third decade of the month May is annual. Help us
Since its inaugural launch in 1987, May 28th has been recognized as the International Day of Action for Women’s Health by several governments, various international agencies and multiple civil society organizations around the world.
May 28th has been commemorated by women ’s health advocates and their communities since 1987, when during the International Women’s Health Meeting in Costa Rica, Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) proposed to celebrate May 28 annually as the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Being the leading regional network LACWHN took the responsibility of promoting and coordinating the regional actions, while Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) being the global network was requested to spearhead May 28 campaign globally. Both networks worked closely together with the group of core active members in coordinating the campaign efforts.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Mother's Day in Bolivia on May 27 (Día de la Madre);
Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 (It was initiated by the German-based NGO WASH United in 2014 and aims to benefit women and girls worldwide. Menstrual Hygiene Day has received the support of over 270 global partners who are committed to making MHM a priority worldwide.);
Day of Honoring Elders in Venezuela on May 29 (as “Parents' Day” or “Grandparents Day”);
World Digestive Health Day on May 29 (On the 29th of May 1958, the last day of the First World Congress of Gastroenterology which took place in Washington, an assembly of distinguished gastroenterologists announced the foundation of the World Gastroenterology Organisation was born);
World Otter Day on May 29 (Held on the last Wednesday of May)