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Chapter 2: Communities Organize for Women's Health

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a group of women having a discussion.

When people think about improving women’s health they often think about treating the specific health problems an individual woman experiences, and this is important. But improving women’s health also means working with others to make changes that affect the health of all of the girls and women in a community. That process of community organizing often involves many steps, with more and more people getting involved with each step. A group working together to improve women’s health may need to build alliances and work with many different people in order to make change happen. When communities address the conditions that affect women’s health, everyone in the community can benefit.