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Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.
As an international day of action for decriminalization of abortion, The day was launched in 1990 by the Campaña 28 Septiembre, a regional network of activist groups, who have been organizing activities in support of safe abortion around that date in the region ever since.
This year's Population Matters conference, 'Boom or bust? Economics, wellbeing and population', will examine how demographic changes can help develop an economy which delivers wellbeing and lasting security on a healthy planet.
The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
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