Advocacy & Communications

The SCTG aims to build political momentum around a joint vision of self-care, particularly in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, and advocate for self-care policies and financing to be institutionalized into policy and practice at the national and subnational levels.

The SCTG’s advocacy efforts focus on affecting policy at national, regional, and global levels. This means engaging with all partners and stakeholders, including related initiatives and networks. Across the breadth of the partnership at country and global levels, we hope to grow the self-care movement and employ a variety of tactics, including stakeholder engagement, in-country consultations, high-level convenings, and sensitization.

The SCTG provides opportunities for members to promote evidence-based self-care to improve health on major global and national platforms through two working groups:

  • Global Advocacy & Communications Working Group provides opportunities for SCTG members to engage in advocacy with target global bodies, including healthcare providers, universal health coverage and primary healthcare groups, and health financing institutions, to elevate and incorporate self-care into their agendas.
  • Country Advocacy Working Group is a new working group for those SCTG members and non-SCTG members seeking to inform and influence self-care policies and financing at national and subnational levels. This new workstream will be led by SCTG member White Ribbon Alliance, who will provide opportunities for advocates working in and supporting country-level advocacy to share lessons learned and pursue collaborations to advance self-care policies.

For inquiries, please reach out to the SCTG Secretariat at [email protected]

SELF-CARE FOR UHC ADVOCACY TOOLKIT

The SCTG is launching tools aimed to equip self-care champions with the resources they need to effectively advocate for the inclusion of self-care in health systems and universal health coverage (UHC). 

The toolkit includes resources that provide messages to use with priority audiences, answer frequently asked questions, define common self-care terms, provide a template for a policy brief, illustrate the relationship between self-care and UHC, and explain the vision and purpose of the SCTG. The tools have been created in partnership with SCTG members from around the world to ensure the tools meet the needs of advocates and self-care champions.