Health


A gender equal world starts with an equal chance at a healthy, fulfilling life. But gaps in maternal health care, the devastation of HIV/AIDS, and the damaging effects of child marriage are robbing women and girls of this opportunity.* HeForShe believes we all have the right to make decisions about our bodies, our partners, and our families.

* UN Women Joint Press Release, Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day, 2013

Be the Change

Some of us are uncomfortable talking about gender and health issues, but the stakes are too high to stay silent. Use these tips to raise everyone’s quality of life.

Break the Taboo

The real shame is not taking health issues seriously. Talk openly about hygiene and sexual health topics to help others see them as concerns that affect us all.

You Decide

Your health is your concern. Insist that medical providers discuss issues directly with you instead of talking past you to a spouse or relatives.

Too Young to Wed

Take a stand against child marriage. Support the UN Population Fund #tooyoungtowed campaign to raise your voice for change.

Get Inspired

Discover how HeForShe is creating healthier communities around the world.

Head of State Impact Champion


For the first time, Indonesia is expanding its national health insurance coverage to include reproductive health and delivery services. Read more

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Map the Issue

See where HeForShe advocates have identified health and welfare as a top priority.

Priority Countries

  1. 1 Cameroon
  2. 2 Rwanda
  3. 3 Mexico
  4. 4 United States of America
  5. 5 Congo, Democratic Republic of the

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Make It Happen

Find the resources you need to grow the HeForShe movement.

Get Resources

Our action kits provide a list of campaign tools and resources, simple implementation steps and general information about HeForShe.

Get Involved

HeForShe is your movement. Let us know the creative, exciting ways you're collecting commitments and working for gender equality.

Make a Donation

Your gift supports UN Women’s efforts to advance equality in healthcare in countries around the world.