Personal stories

Women in the WHO European Region generally live longer than men, but the quality of life and well-being they experience is often not satisfactory. There are considerable women’s heath inequalities across Member States and within countries and high rates of loss of healthy life years.

The following voices of women illustrate how different women in different countries, at different ages and from different backgrounds have met challenges, solved problems, improved their health and well-being, and contributed to a more equal society.