Not only do women lack access to appropriate health care, but within these health care systems, they encounter bias and judgment. When women who are violated show up in hospitals or clinics, they must be treated with utmost compassion and respect versus moralized, scolded and shamed. Compassionate care, compassion for others and self-compassion is the magic pill in medical care.
Overall issues of respect, privacy, confidentiality and consent were highlighted as barriers to accessing health care. Women’s rights are human rights. There was strong consensus that men and boys need to be included in eradicating gender inequality. Truly, none of us are equal unless all of us are equal.