TERMS OF REFERENCE

Purpose

MISSION

The mission of the Coalition is to give a strong, collective voice to secure high quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for women* during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

VISION

The vision of the Coalition is high quality and accessible SRH care for all women during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

SCOPE

The scope of the Coalition will align with SPHERE’s focus on access and provision of contraception and abortion services. Aims The aim of the Coalition is to collectively advocate for evidence informed policy and practices in women’s SRH care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

AIMS

The aim of the Coalition is to collectively advocate for evidence informed policy and practices in women’s SRH care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Coalition are to gather, synthesise and disseminate evidence-informed policy and practice briefs, consensus statements and public letters to promote the delivery of high quality and accessible SRH care for women during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

A website will be curated specifically for the Coalition, embedded within the SPHERE website, which will include links to stakeholder and partner organisations. Twitter, social media, media networks and contacts will also be utilised to disseminate the Coalition’s message. For further details about the Coalition Communication Strategy, please click here.

MEETING FREQUENCY

The Coalition will initially meet weekly to build focus and develop consensus statements. Thereafter, meetings will be held fortnightly to ensure the timely communication, and dissemination, of materials that are responsive to rapid changes in COVID-19 recommendations and epidemiological trends. Members of the Coalition will be informed of changes to the frequency of meetings as they occur.

DOCUMENT STORAGE

Documents will be shared through a Google Drive that will be made accessible to all Coalition members. 

SUBCOMMITTEE STRUCTURE

If required, subcommittees may be established to focus on specific elements of interest. 

Process for ratification of statements/documents by Coalition members

*The Coalition uses women as an inclusive and broad term that refers to and acknowledges the diversity in needs and experiences of all people who may access and use sexual and reproductive health services

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