Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Simavi is committed to the self-determination of women. To ensure that mothers take a strong position in the key role they play, we support local partners in providing training on safe sex and family planning. Traditional midwives are taught more about professional pregnancy guidance and maternity care. For mothers themselves it is important that they and their children have quick access to the proper medical facilities. Simavi stimulates women to seek help on time and provides for the link to the healthcare system if necessary.
In order to combat maternal mortality, sufficient funds from donors such as the Dutch government are required. We support civil society organisations and stimulate governments in developing countries to ensure the healthcare system works, even for the poorest women in remote areas. In developing countries we help women in organising their own lives. If women take a stronger position they not only know when they need assistance during childbirth better, but they can also appeal to their government to offer them the healthcare they need.
Simavi specifically focuses on four themes that are most important for mothers, their families and their environment. Sexual Education and Safe Pregnancy is one of these themes.