Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to women’s human rights.

Historically, and in many countries at all levels of development today, girls and women do not have control over their reproductive functions or own bodies, and are forced into unwanted marriages and childbearing, which can restrict their access to education and employment and other opportunities.

This module emphasises the centrality of sexual and reproductive health and rights to the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is centred on the principle that women’s agency is essential to realizing reproductive rights.

The course is available in the online UN Women Training Centre, which is open to all.  

Note: You must complete I Know Gender 1-2-3 before you can do this course.

The link above will take you to the UN Women Training Centre home page. To take this or other courses in the Training Centre, you have to Register on the site. When you are Signed in:

  1. Go to Trainings and in the list of 'Self-paced' courses, find

    I Know Gender 9: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 

  2. Click Enroll. This will take you to your 'shopping' cart (NB the course is free).

  3. Click Finish enroll.

  4. Click Take the course and obtain your completion certificate.
UN Women Training Centre
Intermediate
50 minutes
English, Español